Welcome the Greenest Day in March In Style!
In case you haven’t been paying attention, St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner — Sunday March 17th. The traditions and folklore that surround St. Patrick’s Day go deep into history. The legendary patron saint of Ireland, St. Patrick, actually lived way back in the 5th century. St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in Ireland can be traced back as far as the 9th or 10th century and these festivities were then, as now, a time of great revelry amongst the Irish people. The dietary restrictions that were put upon by Lent were lifted just for St. Patrick’s Day so this truly could become a time of great feasting, dancing and of course, drinking! If anyone knows how to throw a good party, it’s likely the folks of the Emerald Isle. The traditions surrounding St. Patrick’s Day continue to this day and are enjoyed by many, of Irish descent or not. Here in the United States, St. Patrick’s Day has become a day to embrace all things Irish, even amongst those who are not actually Irish themselves. So, in honor of St. Patrick’s Day 2013, we’ve put together this handy graphic of Mean, Green Drink Recipes for the occasion. Any of these recipes along with your favorite St. Patrick’s Day attire are ideal for a St. Patrick’s Day parade, an Irish party, or just great fun down at your local pub. May the Luck O’ the Irish always be with you!