Irish for a day.

by Russ Kennedy February 14, 2016 2 min read

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Did I just see a leprechaun?

St. Patrick’s Day is close at hand and as sure as there will be corned beef and cabbage, we will have Irish themed decor for you. Not to be outdone by the Mardi Gras celebration, folks everywhere will be wearing the green and having fun till the sun comes up.

“There’s no corn in my beef!” The term corn does not refer to the grain but rather the large salt kernels once used to preserve the meat.

Parades:

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Parades are a huge part of the days festivities, usually the kick off for the entire day of food, fun, music and merriment.

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New York City’s Saint Patrick’s Day Parade is one of the world’s largest parades. Since 1762, 250,000 marchers have traipsed up Fifth Avenue on foot – the parade still doesn’t allow floats, cars, or other modern trappings.

Perhaps you are marching in a parade this year or maybe standing by the side lines as a spectator, make sure to have an Irish themed flag to wave and show your part of the fun.

Why Shamrocks?

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How did the shamrock become associated with Saint Patrick? According to Irish legend, the saint used the three-leafed plant as a metaphor for the Holy Trinity when he was first introducing Christianity to Ireland.

Parties:

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You can’t throw a blarney stone without hitting some sort of St. Pat’s day party. The Celtic music and laughter will draw you in from the fields and fill you up with fun and frolic. There is no lack of food, dancing and of course beer ad a St. Patrick’s day party. If you are the host make sure to hang a flag at the front door so folks no where to find you.

Pot o’ gold:

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Here is a fun fact from Irish lore: Leprechauns earned that gold they’re guarding. According to legend, leprechauns spend their days as shoe cobblers; it’s hard work, so you can’t blame them for being territorial about their pots of gold.

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Have fun celebrating and be safe, we don’t want you to get thrown in the Paddy wagon.


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