As it’s St. Patrick’s Day tomorrow, now is a good time to get into the spirit of this great annual celebration of Irish heritage and culture and to embrace wearing green!
ST. PATRICK’S DAY FESTIVAL – did you know?
- St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, was actually born in Wales
- It is believed that St. Patrick used the shamrock to teach Christianity to the pagan Irish.
- St. Patrick’s Day parade was first held in New York City in 1966.
- St. Patrick’s Day is Ireland’s national holiday and is celebrated on March 17 every year.
- Associated with St. Patrick’s Day, a tiny fairy leprechaun is one of Ireland’s best known good luck symbols.
Back in the 1920s, this celebration began as a humble religious day for St. Patrick. Over the years, St. Patrick’s Day evolved into a global festival that is now being celebrated the world over, with raucous public parades, lots of dancing, traditional food and drink (a nice pint of Guinness or two as we have discussed previously), and many happy people wearing green clothing! Become Irish for a day and celebrate with a bang – check out these fancy dress ideas for inspiration…
Firstly, it’s important to wear anything green. From t-shirts and skirts to socks and hats, this represents Ireland and the start of the spring.
Wear a small collection of shamrocks – Ireland’s most iconic symbol.
Have some fun on St. Patrick’s Day – dye your hair green or wear a green wig!
Paint your face with Irish flags of green, white and orange.
Buy, or make a leprechaun costume to go with white stockings, a green top hat and a red beard!
Whether you’re wearing a costume or not, remember to enjoy yourself tomorrow. St. Patrick’s Day is filled with fun, excitement, amazing entertainment and lots of happy faces. Celebrate the turning of the season by checking out one of our exciting adventure experiences.