I am Irish also, I wear Green. Its my favorite color. I wear Jewerly of an Irish Cross, rings of emerald stones all year. and Love all Irish things around the house Bought for me from my hubby, Most is right from Ireland. To me it's always St Patricks Day. And I have a Beautiful Statue of Saint Patrick and a case in the Living room with Irish Santa's on Display all the time. I didn't make the cornbeef today and don't drink beer.
I am Irish on my mothers side and was raised by her so she would say we are Irish LOL. We wear green, we eat corned beef, potaotes and cabbage and drink Killians beer haha. It is in the crock pot as we speak :)
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My grandparents came over from Ireland in 1942, my mom was born at Ellis Isle. She is our anchor baby!! We have colcannon on St. Paddys day, red potatoes slow cooked (gram has never owned a crockpot but that is my subsitute), with leeks, just before serving smash the hell out of them sprinkle shredded leek greens on top. Leftovers are then fried into patties the next morn for breakfast served with clotted cream.
We drink a small barrell of Guiness with the neighborhood that ends up gathered at my house, like I was planning a party.
Do you celebrate St. Patrick's Day? Why or why not?
If today is a holiday you celebrate, how do you do so? Do you drink green beer or the dark Guiness, and do the Irish dancing? Do you wear green? Did you decorate your home for St. Patrick's Day? What traditions do you have?
Or is this a religious day for you; do you celebrate it as a holyday and celebrate the Feast of Saint Patrick?
For me I celebrate WITH FOOD OF COURSE, . I grew up as a nominal protestant and found real faith as an adult, and learned about Saint Patrick as an adult; so I don't have alot of religious traditions though I love Saint Patrick's life story (see wikipedia - fascinating!). I am not Irish and don't decorate my home but I do wear green, just because it's fun to do so. I don't care for the taste of alchohol and the smell of beer makes me want to barf, so the only green drink I'll imbibe today is tea.
Also for my growing zone of 6-7, I make it a tradition to plant seeds on St. Patrick's Day, which is 7-8 calendar weeks before transplanting outside, depending on the weather at that time (a green thumb - get it ). Perfect timing! I've been getting empty pots and seed starters ready this week, and got out old unopened seeds - I understand they still work just fewer will sprout than if they were this year's seeds. That's fine I would have too many if they all sprouted, anyway. I have herbs to plant for the kitchen windowsill for the first time, parsley and such, and a few flower seeds. Wish I could do veggies but I don't have 6 hours of sun. All of mine will be container flowers and patio pots. I will have much fun playing in the dirt today!
And I eat the traditional corned beef and cabbage. Here's my menu:
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