ENID, OK – It’s St. Patrick’s Day and that means green! If you’ll remember from being a kid, it’s practically a crime to not be wearing something green today. If you see someone not wearing o’the green be sure and give them a pinch.
The tradition of pinching on St. Patty’s day was popularized by Irish immigrants coming to the United States, who believed that wearing green made you invisible to leprechauns, fairy creatures who would pinch anyone they could see. Pinching those who didn’t wear green was meant to remind them that leprechauns could sneak up at any time.
If you catch one of the leprechaun fairies, it is said that they must lead you to their treasure and may also grant you three wishes. Party goers tend to dress up as leprechauns on St Patrick’s Day because of the creatures’ iconic status and eye-catching appearance.
St Patrick’s Day was originally a religious feast day for St Patrick – the patron saint of Ireland and a Christian missionary. St Patrick was the son of a deacon and the grandson of a priest. He was actually not born Irish but is believed to have grown up in Roman Britain.
St Patrick’s Day has grown into a global celebration of Irish culture, with festivities (usually, involving a fair bit of drinking green beer) held throughout the world.
Traditional Irish dishes includes foods like corned beef and cabbage, shepherd’s pie and Irish soda bread. That is the reason those foods are cooked on St. Patty’s Day.
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