Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is coming up!  Do you have any plans?  While it started out as an Irish holiday, since its first celebration in the U.S. in 1737, St. Patrick’s Day has changed a bit.  Today, it’s almost as much an American tradition as it is an Irish one.  If you don’t know how to celebrate this fun holiday, here are some ideas:

Have a beer.  It’s the traditional drink of St. Patrick’s Day!

Wear green.

Eat green tinted foods and beverages, or enjoy cabbage and corned beef, the traditional meal.

Go to a St. Patrick’s Day parade.

Hold your own party with green decorations and foods.

Watch one of the sports games held on St. Patrick’s Day.

Pinch those who don’t wear green!

Wear a shamrock on your lapel (the “wearing of the green”).

Send some great St. Patrick’s Day flowers to friends in Roanoke, VA.