Create a New St Patrick's Day Tradition This Year with a Giveaway and a History Lesson

Create a New St Patrick’s Day Tradition This Year with a Giveaway and a History Lesson

Holidays always have their own traditions. There are the socially acceptable ones, as well as the ones we all create within our families. But one that is often over looked is St Patrick’s day.

There are really two ways that people usually celebrate the holiday that we grow up with – Wearing green (especially as kids to not get pinched in school) and heading out to the parades and bars to celebrate. But there is a lot more to the holiday than most people know about and why we absolutely love it. Why do we celebrate how we do? We all grew up with these traditions but where did that start?

Here in Detroit, we have the annual St Patrick’s Day Parade. One of the first neighborhoods in the city of Detroit, Cork Town was named for the city in Ireland where the inhabitants came from. It is even the same neighborhood that Henry Ford’s family settled in and he was raised in. Each year, this parade takes over the area for a day and the area celebrates the holiday all weekend. From amazing food, drink specials and always a bit of people watching – it’s one of our favorite local traditions! In the past few years, the area has seen a new life as Ford and other companies re-invest and rebuild the area. We can’t wait to see how the parade shapes up in the next few years as the area begins to boom again!

Did you know that it is said St Patrick is said to have used the shamrock, a three-leaved plant, to explain the Holy Trinity to the pagan Irish. That the color green is associated with Ireland and that’s why we wear it?

St Patrick’s Day is also known as the feast of St. Patrick – so because of that we’ve partnered with Catholic Central for a fun giveaway to help with your feast this year! Check out 5 Ways to Have a Shamrockin’ St Patrick’s Day too!

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Learn more about St. Patrick’s Day and his role in our current traditions here!

Catholic Central is giving one of our readers a Saint Patrick’s Day FeastKit! Which includes: 

1- Bamboo Cheese Board with slide out drawer 
4 – Stainless steel cutting and serving knives 
And more! 

How Can You Win?

Enter to win with the form below. Tell us your favorite holiday tradition or memory! If you do not do this entry – you will not win! So make sure you leave a comment and then enter using the form below!

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24 thoughts on “Create a New St Patrick’s Day Tradition This Year with a Giveaway and a History Lesson

  1. My 6 year old daughter has built a leprechaun booby trap in her bedroom. She is determined to catch one on St. Patrick’s Day. 🙂

  2. Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Well, a leprechaun visited our home today and left my daughters all types of goodies. It has become a tradition. He made a trail of coins to my daughters room. She didn’t catch the leprechaun with her trap, but she got all of his treasures.

  3. I made corned beef and eggs this morning for breakfast with the leftover corned beef from St. Patrick’s Day. My whole family loved it. Tradition! 🙂

  4. I made green waffles with rainbow sprinkles for St. Patrick’s Day. My 3 year old daughter said it was the “best breakfast ever!”

  5. One tradition is always wear something green! We may not be wearing green head to toe, but we do put something green on that day.

  6. I planted the shamrock plant outside today that I got for St. Patrick’s Day. Hopefully, it will bring good luck to our home.

  7. We usually go out to eat Irish food at a local restaurant as they have several that have good specials on Irish themed meals that day.

  8. Another St. Patrick’s tradition that I seem to do is buy several corned beef roasts while they are on sale around St. Patrick’s Day. I can freeze them and prepare them anytime.

  9. I also usually wear a 4 leaf clover necklace I have for St. Patrick’s day hopefully to bring me a little luck and because it goes with the green clothing theme I have that day.

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