Posted by Colleen
St. Patrick’s Day is best known for parades, green beer, turning rivers green, shamrocks, leprechaun’s and corned beef and cabbage but the holiday has a long and interesting history.
St. Patrick’s Day originated as a Roman Catholic holiday recognizing St. Patrick and was brought to America by Irish immigrants as a way of affirming their identity. It’s since been adopted by Americans of all backgrounds.
The symbol of the shamrock is associated with St. Patrick as he reportedly used the three-leafed plant as a way of explaining the Trinity – Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Is Corned Beef Really Irish?
There are some interesting articles about this day on the internet. One of the articles I read is an article by Shaylyn Esposito on the website Smithsonian.com titled – Is Corned Beef Really Irish?
Enjoy your corned beef and cabbage today!