Happy St. Patrick’s Day! St. Patrick’s Day is a holiday that is fun to celebrate, regardless of your age. St. Patrick’s Day is a celebration of two things: (1) the Irish heritage and culture, in general, and (2) Christianity coming to Ireland. It is celebrated in numerous ways: parades, feasts, dancing, drinking, displaying the color green and shamrocks, etc. In the United States, you can find a St. Patrick’s Day parade to go to no matter where you are. Whether you are in New York City, New York or Topeka, Kansas, there is a parade nearby. And don’t forget to indulge in the Irish fare. Shepherd’s Pie, soda bread, bangers and mash, corned beef and cabbage are just a few of the delicious dishes to try out.
Here are a couple of fun facts about St. Patrick’s Day:
-Chicago celebrates by dying the Chicago river green! It take 40 tons of dye to achieve the desired effect.
-St. Patrick’s color was blue, not green. Green became associated with the holiday after Ireland’s independence.
-St. Patrick himself was British, not Irish. He is the one who is credited for bringing Christianity to Ireland, which is why it is an Irish holiday.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day from everyone here at JMAC Plumbing & Air Conditioning!