Some St. Patrick’s Day Customs & Traditions

The known, the unknown, and the strange!


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Jackson Bass, Blazefeed Editor

St. Patrick’s Day is a well-known holiday, but many people don’t know the traditions associated with the day. Here are some popular St. Paddy’s Day customs:


1. Corned Beef

Corned beef is a popular dish to be served on St. Patrick’s Day, and is easily one of my favorite dishes ever. Anyone would think that this food has long been a part of the holiday, but it didn’t become a tradition until the start of the 1900s. And better yet, it started in New York City of all places! The corned beef was used in place of Irish bacon to cut costs, and it has since become a staple of St. Paddy’s Day.


2. Leprechauns & Elementary School Leprechauns

Leprechauns are figures in Celtic folklore and are celebrated on St. Paddy’s Day. They like their gold and treasure and do not fancy dudes who try to take it from them. Leprechauns were the best things from the day for me and many of my peers in elementary school because they would always come by before school started and bedazzle the classrooms. Green eggs and ham would be served as a snack, and even the toilet water would be green!


3. Parades

Parades are held all over the world during St. Patrick’s Day. You can count on almost every major U.S. city holding a parade, and there are grand parades held all over Ireland. These parades are very large, with giant floats and everything! If you love the Thanksgiving parade, you’ll enjoy the many St. Patrick’s Day parades. Although there was not a parade in Greenville this year, there was a festival held on the 12th. For more information on St. Paddy’s day activities, click here!


4. Green Everything!!

Just about every landmark turns green for St. Paddy’s day, from the Empire State Building to the Pyramids of Giza. Strangest of all is that the City of Chicago dyes the Chicago River green on the day of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Here is a link to watch this year’s dyeing!


Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone!


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