St Patricks Day
St Patricks Day is observed by people of all backgrounds.
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St Patrick's Day has been traditionally a religious holiday that is celebrated on March 17th.
The first St. Patrick's Day parade took place in the United States and not in Ireland as you would expect.
This day falls during the Christian season of Lent.
The Irish families would attend church in the morning and then celebrate in the afternoon.
The Lenten prohibitions against the eating of meat were ignored and the people would drink, dance, and eat Irish bacon and cabbage.
Until the 1970s, it was mandated that pubs in Ireland be closed on this day.
However, beginning in 1995 the Irish government began a national campaign to use this day as an opportunity to bring tourism to the country.
This playful holiday in the United States is celebrated by eating corn beef and cabbage, drinking green-dyed beer and wearing green.
The tradition is that if you are not wearing green on this day, you will get pinched.
Most people wear green, but there are a few playful ones that prefer not to wear the color in hopes that others will notice and give them a playful pinch.
Remember that you will need to either overlap the pieces or place them on another piece when firing.
To help celebrate this holiday and carry on the tradition of wearing green, here are a few St Patricks day crafts designs.
St Patrick’s Day Pins
Flag of Ireland
Festive Green Vest
Heart Petal Seamrog
Kiss Me I'm Irish
Leprechaun Pot of Gold
Lucky Horse Shoe
Scrap Glass Pin
St Patty's Day Pipe
Your friends and family will appreciate these pins for the holiday. Make plenty...they go fast!
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