Saint Patrick’s Day or the Feast of Saint Patrick is a cultural and religious celebration held on 17 March, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick (c. AD 385–461), the leading patron saint of Ireland.
The day commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland and celebrates the heritage and culture of the Irish in general. Celebrations generally involve public parades and festivals, céilís, and the wearing of green attire or shamrocks.
Christians who belong to liturgical denominations also attend church services and historically the Lenten restrictions on eating and drinking alcohol were lifted for the day, which has encouraged and propagated the holiday’s tradition of alcohol consumption.
There are many holidays around the world, but just a handful had made their way to a worldwide favorite, and Saint Patrick’s Day is certainly one of them.
This year will be tricky
There are parades and many other activities held on Saint Patrick’s day that are popular this year. However, the festivities are tinted with the Corona Virus (COVID19) current situations, and many people like yours truly will avoid crowds for the time being.
Celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day this year?
Well, we are not going to cease all life activities because of this hideous virus (WE NEED COMMON SENSE) and avoid situations that put us at risk.
So, this year I am staying home and throwing a little party for a few close friends and neighbors for which I am planning to make a few different appetizers and desserts and kid-friendly drinks for the younger ones.
A completely different story for the adults.
For the over 21 crew, the husband will graciously make some frozen margaritas and of course, there will be beer!
And since the husband is always up to be the soul of the party, I have gathered the prefect assemble for him… You didn’t know I was married to a leprechaun, did you?
Since I am a huge fan of insulated cups and we are keeping our get together pretty small, I will be serving the adult drinks in Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Tumblers… Gold of course, after all, it is Saint Patrick’s day!
What are you doing this year for Saint Patrick’s day?
Is there any Irish in your family? If so, what is the best Irish food for a celebration?