Shamrocks, leprechauns, Irish jigs, bagpipes, green beer, and pots of gold at the end of a rainbow…
Yes, it’s St. Patrick’s Day today! And it’s time to become Irish for a day. What better way to explore the culture of foreign lands than by joining in their festive celebrations!
The day honors Patron Saint of Ireland Saint Patrick who is credited with bringing Christianity to this island nation. For those who don’t know, Ireland is also known as the “Emerald Isle” because of its lush green countryside marked by an abundant growth of shamrocks. It’s believed St. Patrick used this three leafed clover to explain the Holy Trinity: God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
No wonder, green is Ireland’s national color and come March 17, everything gets painted in this color. The face, the hair, the costume, the rivers, the sweets…it’s all lush greenery around. So, that’s one great way to become Irish today. Pick out your best green dress or a hat and join the nearest parade high on music and dancing. Or you could get ideas from the presentation by Nubiagroup below:
How can we forget about feasting: the most loved part of any festival. If you want to celebrate the Irish way, you might want to indulge yourself with traditional Irish food such as corned beef, corned cabbage, coffee, soda bread, potatoes, and shepherd’s pie. For those who love drinks, today is the day for overindulgence. As the popular Irish saying goes: In heaven there is no beer. That’s why we drink it here! It’s believed that over 1% of all the beer will be consumed worldwide on this day. Here are 10 drunken facts about this day shared by presentation design agency Ethos3:
Wish you a Happy St. Patrick’s Day. May the luck of the Irish be with you!