Here are a bunch of ways to bring the fun and even funky, fun celebrations home to celebrate the patron Saint of Ireland and Irish heritage.
•Make a video of your group singing an Irish tune, dancing the Irish jig and singing an Irish lullaby. Here’s Richmond Irish dancer Morgan Bullock doing her thing and gaining acclaim for it.
•Dress in Green.
•Make a list of all the green items in your house.
•Do a make your-own-shamrock craft.
•Collect all the green markers, pens, crayons and pencils in your house and draw.
•Make an Irish themed collage.
•Study Irish history and culture.
•Study the contribution of Irish people to the United States including the Kennedy family.
•Learn where the Irish settled when they came to the United States.
•Find Ireland on the map.
•Learn greetings in Irish Gaelic and practice using them when you call friends and relatives.
•Bake Irish soda bread-if you’re not a baker- just read the recipe.
•Put corned beef and cabbage o on your shopping list.
•Watch an Irish movie like: The Leprechaun, Gregory’s Girl, The Irishman or The Commitments
•Drink Irish coffee
•Fill that pot of gold the leprechaun left at the end of the rainbow. Make one wish on every coin and save for birthdays, or for Santa.
•Collect all the green items in your house.
•Make cupcakes and decorate with green frosting.
•Do Irish studies in the morning and have a parade around the block in the afternoon. Wearing green clothes, a green cape, green signs and singing Irish songs. Stop in front of every house and do the Irish jig.
•Send postcards decorated with shamrocks to grandparents.
Remember: everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day!
St. Patrick’s Day Fast Facts:
Date: March 17
Food: corned beef and cabbage, Irish soda bread, green beer, green bagels
Saying: Happy St.Patrick’s Day
Symbol: Shamrock, Leprechaun
Names: O’Rourke, O’Riley, O’Callahan, Kennedy
History: With the Potato Famine in Ireland in 1890, the Irish came to America, to Boston, to New York, to ‘Chicago.
Activities: Parades, parties, the Chicago River is dyed green
Clothing: green “Kiss me, I’m Irish” t-shirts” and get ready to celebrate
Dance: the Irish jig
Sing: Irish lullabies, U2, the Cranberries, Enya
On March 17th there are so many ways to celebrate the Irish contributions to the world and to America. Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day.
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