St. Patrick’s Day: A celebration of Irish history


St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated world wide.

St. Patrick’s Day has been a long standing tradition for over 250 years in the United States alone.

The day overall celebrates the Irish Culture.

It particularly celebrates the death of Saint Patrick, a man who is credited with bringing Christianity to the island of Ireland.

Since the 17th century, St. Patrick’s Day has been a day to celebrate the anniversary of his death, through music and food.

St. Patrick’s Day is full of feasts no matter where you celebrate.

A popular dish to eat on St. Patrick’s Day is a plate of corned beef and cabbage, which is a traditional Irish -American meal.

Another dish that is often included in a St. Patrick’s Day feast is shepherd’s pie and soda bread, which is a quick rising bread that is popular in the Irish Culture.

Dance and music is also very important when it comes to celebrating St. Patrick’s Day.

Céilís are traditional Scottish or Irish social gathering, where there is traditional Irish music, dancing, and storytelling.

In Ireland, festivals are held in celebration of the day.

A popular festival is the St. Patrick’s Festival, a 6-day adventure filled with music, art, and much more.

Though, due to the pandemic, it has resided online for the time being.

Other traditions of the holiday include wearing green (which is supposed to make you invisible, so the Leprechaun doesn’t pinch you), decorating with shamrocks, and leaving traps for the leprechaun.

Junior Dominic Demetriou takes to McDonald’s when it comes to Saint Patrick’s Day.

“I love going to get a Shamrock Shake on St. Patrick’s Day,” Demetriou said.

Overall, St. Patrick’s Day is a fun day for everyone, no matter how old you are, how you celebrate, or where you celebrate.