St. Patrick’s Day is not a Utah Favorite
St. Patrick's Day comes around every year, but how much do you really know about it?
Here in Utah, drinking and a St. Patrick’s Day Parade are not usually on the minds of the majority of people. You wear green, maybe joke about leprechauns and in Southern Utah, events are limited.
So, how do you celebrate?
One option is to plop down in front of the television and tune in to the St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York at 11 a.m. East Coast time Friday morning. Or maybe learn some corned beef recipes to eat later in the day.
The holiday has been celebrated for hundreds of years and the first parade was in 1601 in Florida.
It originally began as a holiday to celebrate the Irish Saint Patrick who is said to have brought Christianity to Ireland.
Nowadays, St. Patrick's Day is celebrated around the world and most people associate it with the color green, going to a local pub, and getting pinched by random co-workers if an unlucky person forgets about it.
In Utah, it’s not a relevant holiday for most but it can still be a fun time to maybe wear a four-leaf clover, or have green-colored spirits after a work week.
If you’ve done your ancestry, you might find you have some Irish heritage and maybe it’s just a fun way to remind people of that.
How do you celebrate St. Patrick's Day?