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Green on St. Patrick’s Day Traditions

Saint Patrick's Day is celebrated every year on March 17th. Saint Patrick was a fifth-century Romano-British Christian missionary and bishop in Ireland who known as the "Apostle of Ireland". People all over the world celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, especially places with large Irish-American communities. And the celebrations are largely Irish cultural themed.

St. Patrick’s Day is a holiday known for parades, shamrocks and all things Irish. From leprechauns to the colour green. Feasting on the day features traditional Irish food, including corned beef, corned cabbage, coffee, soda bread, potatoes, and shepherd’s pie. Many celebrations also hold an Irish breakfast of sausage, black and white pudding, fried eggs, and fried tomatoes.

The parade tradition of St. Patrick’s Day is one of the worldwide celebration. In the US usually held by cities include Boston, New York, Philadelphia, New Orleans, Savannah, and other cities worldwide. As said, green somehow really associated with St. Patrick’ Day. So, greening of building and rivers also one of the ways to celebrate the day, like the Chicago River had been dyed green in 1962.

Another green thing tradition as one of the popular ways to celebrate the day is by wearing a clump of shamrock. And now it is a firmly established tradition throughout the world to celebrate not just Saint Patrick but Ireland itself.

The shamrock, which was also called the “seamroy” by the Celts is widely used by businesses seeking to associate with Ireland and, along with the Harp. And perhaps, become the single most recognizable symbol of Ireland. Many Irish began to wear the shamrock as a symbol of their pride in their heritage and their displeasure with English rule.

So, St. Patrick’s Day absolutely is one of the most cheerful holiday to spend with family. And these cute shamrock could be a handful beautiful pin for your kids, or yours to make your holiday more special. Go grab some from craftymood.com.

 

Clay Charm Embellishment Shamrock

 

Sources:

http://www.ireland-information.com ; http://www.wikipedia.com