Happy St. Patrick’s Day Weekend 2024

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How much do you know about St. Patrick?  Let’s visit the History Channel for more information on the history of his special day.

St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated annually on March 17, the anniversary of his death in the fifth century. St. Patrick’s Day 2024 will take place on Sunday, March 17. The Irish have observed this day as a religious holiday for over 1,000 years. On St. Patrick’s Day, which falls during the Christian season of Lent, Irish families would traditionally attend church in the morning and celebrate in the afternoon. Lenten prohibitions against the consumption of meat were waived and people would dance, drink and feast on the traditional meal of Irish bacon and cabbage.

Break out your Green or your Orange, get ready for St. Patrick’s Day.  Irish or not, everyone enjoys celebrating this holiday in a  number of different ways.

How much do you know about St. Patrick?  Let’s visit the History Channel for more information on the history of his special day.

Here’s some fun facts about St. Patrick and his special day:

  • He was born in Britain, not Ireland
  • There were no snakes for him to banish
  • Leprechauns are likely based on Celtic Fairies
  • The Shamrock was considered a sacred plant
  • The first St. Patrick’s Day Parade was held in “America” – Guess what year!
  • Corned Beef and Cabbage is an American innovation

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by enjoying our current Lenten Specials: