Happy Saint Patrick’s Day….

Happy Saint Patricks day! For most, today is the day to wear green and drink green beer. For others, Saint Patrick’s day is a religious & cultural celebration held on March 17th, which is the traditional death date of Saint Patrick, patron saint of Ireland. The day was made an official Christian feast day and is observed by many. The day commemorates saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland as well as celebrating the heritage & culture in general. Celebrations generally involve parades and festivals and the wearing of green attire or shamrocks. The Lenten restrictions on eating and drinking alcohol are lifted for the day which has encouraged the holidays tradition of alcohol consumption.

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Saint Patrick’s Day is not a legal holiday in the United States but celebrated throughout as a celebration of Irish and Irish American culture. Celebrations include prominent displays of the color green, eating and drinking, religious observances, and numerous parades.

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People have traditionally been cooking the same foods for parties for many years. I have seen a lot of different ones and alot of fun stuff. I have this strange tradition to get cookies from our local Safeway for the kids and to Mcdonalds for Shamrock shakes, (this was the tradition for the kids growing up and now they do it with their kids).

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Dinner at my friends house is some of the best food and she makes it every year for Saint Patricks day:

10491-Lucky-You-Mint-Pie Chocolate mint pieavacadoDip Avocado dipspinach-feta-hummusHummas & spinach

feta with chips

Washing it down with my favorite drinks:

cucumber-cooler cucumber coolerimagesWatermelon margaritas!

I hope that everyone has a fabulous Saint Patricks Day!

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