Today’s Saturday Sidebar is about, well, St. Patrick’s Day. In many places, it’s more than a religious holiday, it’s also a cultural holiday.
“Will you be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day? If so, how? If not, how is St. Patrick’s celebrated where you live?”
Check out what some of our World Moms had to say…
Maggie Ellison of South Carolina, USA writes:
“St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated in my family with parties, parades, green beer, Irish music and stories of leprechauns! For the kids, we hide gold coins and do silly things around the house, so they think the leprechauns played funny tricks on them. It’s a great day in my family!!! (You can read more of the details in this post I wrote about it last year.)” (more…)
My family has always been very proud of their Irish heritage, so when St. Patrick’s Day comes around in the United States, they step it into high gear and celebrate!
We have green dyed bagels for breakfast and traditional corned beef and cabbage for dinner. Irish soda bread is out all day, and the kegs of green dyed beer are picked up early.
We grew up singing to the Irish Rovers as kids, so this is our favorite Irish music to listen to. Family and friends come over to sing, drink, and dance to The Unicorn Song.
Yep, you heard that right. The Unicorn Song. (more…)