Go Green…For St. Patrick’s Day!

Saint Patrick's DayGo Green for St. Patrick’s Day! Image via Wikipedia

This Saturday, March 17th we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and a love for everything Irish.  Whether you look forward to guzzling green beer or long for sweet Irish soda bread, there is a lot to love about everything Irish you can use to fill your plate.  It doesn’t matter where you were born or which country your ancestors came from, on St. Patrick’s Day, everyone gets to be Irish.

More than Green Beer and Leprechauns

The origins of St. Patrick’s Day date back more than 1000 years.  The people of Ireland have held feasts and festivals in honor of their patron saint since the 9th and 10th century.  St. Patrick was the most influential force in bringing Christianity to Ireland and the association of the Shamrock with both Ireland and St. Patrick’s Day tie back to him.  It is said that he used the shamrock which was native to the Island of Ireland as a way to explain the Christian trinity to the pagan Irish.  Although the holiday itself has religious roots, today it is generally a secular celebration of all things Irish including the food and culture of the Emerald Isle.

Grab something green, fill your plate, and get ready to get your Irish on Arizona!

Things to Do

What to Eat

Breakfast or Brunch

 Traditional Take

Lighter Fare

Black and Tan

Drinks and Dessert


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