St. Patrick’s Day

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St. Patrick's Day

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St. Patrick’s Day was made an official Christian feast day in the early seventeenth century and is observed by the Catholic Church, the Anglican Communion (especially the Church of Ireland), the Eastern Orthodox Church and Lutheran Church. The day commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland, as well as celebrating the heritage and culture of the Irish in general. Celebrations generally involve public parades and festivals, céilithe, and the wearing of green attire or shamrocks. Christians also attend church services, and the Lenten restrictions on eating and drinking alcohol are lifted for the day, which has encouraged and propagated the holiday’s tradition of alcohol consumption.

People all over the world celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, especially places with large Irish-American communities. 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.

St Patrick’s Day can be – and usually is – a long day with all the celebrations. So, make sure you start with a good, hearty breakfast, one that will see you through …. well at least until lunchtime. You will, of course, start the day with a Full Irish Breakfast if you want to follow tradition. To be a true Irish it must include bacon, sausages, and eggs plus Fadge, or the famous Boxty, (Irish griddle cakes).

Green is the colour and green beer is the drink. Green clothes and hats are in fashion. Just go Green!

Source: wikipedia.org

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