Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in March

Pictured, the brim of a green hat, pseudo gold coins and curling ribbons tied in a bow with a tag reading Happy St. Patrick's Day.

It’s time to plan how to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day which is coming up on March 17th. In today’s Renaissance Place Apartments Blog, we’ll be sharing some St. Patrick’s Day trivia, recipes to make, and home decoration pieces to create in today’s post. We hope you enjoy this holiday here in Williamsville, NY!

St. Patrick’s Day Trivia

The Origin

St. Patrick’s Day was actually started by persecuted Irish Immigrants in 18th century American cities who were trying to confirm and hold onto their heritage.

Irish Ancestry

There are actually more people with Irish ancestry in the United States (34 million) than in Ireland (4.2 million). This is most likely a result of the high numbers of Irish immigrants who fled to the U.S. during the Potato Famine and times of economic crisis in Ireland.

The First Parade

The first St. Patrick’s Day parade in Dublin did not happen until 1931. In fact, St. Patrick’s Day didn’t become a national holiday in Ireland until 1903.

Irish Recipes

Bake Goodies

Make fun treats to serve at a St. Patrick’s Day party or at a low-key time in your apartment with a friend. Try making these Mint Brownie Ice Cream Push-Up Pops or these Mint Oreo Truffles that you won’t be able to quit eating. Visit Julie’s Eats and Treats for even more ideas!

Eat Irish Food

When we say Irish food, we don’t mean anything with green food coloring in it — that’s not Irish. We mean some hearty, traditional Irish dishes that will fill you up and leave you satisfied, like bangers and mash, corned beef and cabbage, or shepherd’s pie. If you want more ideas, check out Genius Kitchen’s 66 Favorite Irish Dishes.

Decorate with Shamrocks

Shamrock Bouquet from Sweet and Lovely Crafts

This bouquet is so simple to make, but a great item to set on your table for some festivity. This is a great craft to do with kids because it’s very simple and just requires cutting and taping. You just need a few items to make it: green patterned paper, a Mason Jar, tape, and skewers.

Swinging Shamrocks from Better Homes & Gardens

These swinging shamrocks are a fun item to hang from a doorway, over the kitchen table, or in the corner of a room. They’re fairly simple to make. You’ll need the following supplies to make them: cardboard tubes, a hot glue gun, green paint, scissors, and fishing line or string.

How do you plan on celebrating St. Patrick’s Day? Let us know in the comments. Thanks for reading our post!