Saint Patrick was fifth-century Romano-British Christian missionary and bishop in Ireland. Known as the “Apostle of Ireland”, he is the primary saint of Ireland.
St. Patrick’s Day is a cultural and religious holiday celebrated on the 17th of March, and named in honor of the patron saint of Ireland. The festival commemorates the arrival of Christianity in Ireland, as well as celebrating Irish heritage and culture.St. Patrick’s day is now celebrated by many people throughout the world with food, drink and all things green.
Here are some guidelines on how to celebrate St. Patrick’s day Irish-Style.
- Go Green.
- An all green t-shirt with optional Irish-related sayings, for example, “Kiss me, I’m Irish!” Note that no real Irish person over the age of ten would be caught dead in one of these. T-shirts with Irish beer monikers such as Harp or Guinness are more acceptable
- For those who are feeling particularly festive, try buying or making a leprechaun costume, replete with white stockings, green top hat and fake (or real!) red beard.
- If you’re working on March 17th, you can still get into the festive spirit by incorporating a little green into your work attire. Try a green-striped polo or collared shirt, a green or shamrock-dotted tie, or green socks and undies for the closet St.Paddy’s Day fans.
- Accessorize. Buttons, pins and jewelry are all great ways to dress up an outfit. On St. Patrick’s Day, they become ways to express the fun side of fashion. Nothing is too gaudy or outlandish. Buttons with clever (or not so clever) sayings are also encouraged. Small shamrock pins are a great and subtle way to express your support of the holiday.
- It is a tradition in Ireland for all attending parades and generally celebrating to wear a small collection of Shamrock fastened by a clothes pin to your top (in the same place as a badge would be worn).
- Dying your hair or your pet’s fur bright green is also a great way to stand out. Be sure to use a non-toxic dye.
- It’s also common to see kids (and sometimes adults) with their faces painted on St. Patrick’s Day, particularly if they’re attending the parade. Cute shamrocks on the cheeks are a popular option, along with full-faced Irish flags of green, white and orange.
This is how we celebrated St. Patrick’s day at No Limits
A great Bag Piper
Irish Dancing Performance
We learned to dance