March is the month of joyful festivals, and that includes St. Patrick’s Day held annually on March 17th.
Known as the “Apostle of Ireland”, St. Patrick is the primary patron saint of Ireland, along with saints Brigit of Kildare and Columba. He devoted his life to preach throughout Ireland. Legends said that, during his preach, St. Patrick used the shamrock to explain the mystery of the Trinity (Father, Son and Holy Spirit). That’s why the three leaves clover became a cultural characteristic of St. Patrick’s festival.
On this occasion, Irish communities around the world celebrate by gathering together, then drink and dance to live music in the background.
Irish people really know how to party! The celebration features hand-made traditional dishes, from corned beef and cabbage stew to soda bread which is complimented with a diverse selection of alcoholic drinks. The most popular drinks on St. Patrick’s holiday are cocktails and yes it does involve plenty of alcohol as a big part of the celebration. Their cocktails concocted by special recipes and varying ingredients with strong themes like the color green and the 3 leaves clover adds to the uniqueness of St. Patrick’s Day. If you perform a search on Google right now, with a simple keyword like “St. Patrick’s Day cocktails “, Google will return 2.29 million results within 0.39 seconds detailing countless recipes, even with recipes for green cocktails and even infamous selection made famous by the holiday.
On St. Patrick’s day, everything is immersed in an impressive emerald green ocean. Some people use clover decoration on their face, on clothes and belongings, the others choose to wear a mischievous hat full of elves, or in some places, people even dye a river green (yes a whole river). So in Ireland, the phrase “wearing the green” became very popular, it expresses love and hopes for prosperity.
A fun tradition was popularised by Irish immigrants in the United States who believed that wearing green made them invisible to “leprechauns”, fairy creatures who would pinch anyone they could see. That means on St. Patrick’s Day if you’re not wearing green, you’ll get pinched. Pinching people who didn’t wear green reminded them that if they’re not wearing green, they’ll get pinched by a leprechaun.
Add a touch of green to your wardrobe is also a simple way to enjoy the Irish festival spirit. A sweater with a giant shamrock on it would certainly help you stand out. But if you think it’s too much, a St. Patrick’s Day t-shirts is a good choice. An all green T-shirt have always been a common article of clothing to wear proudly on this day of celebration. Optional Irish-related sayings or famous Irish beer brands such as Harp or Guinness on your T-shirt will be a cool way to show your St. Patrick’s Day spirit as well.
Today, Saint Patrick’s Day festivities take place not only in Ireland but also in all major cities like New York, Chicago, Boston to Quebec, Montreal, Toronto. St. Patrick’s Day is now considered to be an international festivals with Irish communities situated all over the world ready to celebrate the holiday with full enthusiasm. So how will you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this year?
Let’s also take a look on beautiful t-shirts you may want to wear for this special day!
Saint Patrick’s Day T-Shirts
Here is 5 great t-shirts for St. Patrick’s day, humorous, positive and just great to wear on that special day. Take a look.
If you’re looking for more t-shirt options for St. Patricks Day, take a look on this beautiful collection for St. Patricks Day, you will find something you like there.