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Charmed,St Patricks Day

As it is just around the corner (tomorrow) I’ve been trying to find ideas to make it a fun and not too expensive affair. If you’re wanting to do the same, read on,

BUT  first, who was St Patrick?

Saint Patrick is the patron saint and national apostle of Ireland. St Patrick is credited with bringing Christianity to Ireland. Most of what is known about him comes from his two works; the Confessio, a spiritual autobiography, and his Epistola, a denunciation of British mistreatment of Irish Christians – StPatricksDay.com

How was it celebrated in the past? Traditionally people celebrated by attending mass, thinking about the legacy of St Patrick and later commemorated with a meal.

Nowadays, people either celebrate by dressing up and going on EPIC pub crawls. I did a few back at University (I miss those days) OR if you’re lucky enough to be in Dublin, by attending the annual Festival Parade.

If staying at home away from the noise is more up your street, then why not try these Irish inspired deliciousness:

** (Cheddar Biscuits // Beef, Guinness & Mushroom Pie  // Irish Stew // Irish Cream Cake)

AND just in case you’re looking for drinks to accompany your meal, I came across a HUGE list of ideas on how to make yours with an Irish twist here. Good old Pinterest didn’t disappoint either:

** (Boozy Lucky Charms // Coffee Martini // Lime Sherbet Floats // Jello Shots)

They all look mouth-watering but for someone with a sweet tooth, the Lucky Charms is a definite winner! Let me know if you try any of them and any tweaks you did to make them your own?

My plan is to meet up with a friend inTokyo for the St Patricks Day parade. I’m SUPER excited as I love parades / carnivals as there’s always a great atmosphere. If we do make it to the right place and I manage to snap moments from the event, I’ll share a photo diary from the day.

Regardless of how of how you choose to celebrate the occasion, be safe and have fun!

Do you have any St Patricks Day plans? If so share them in the comments below.

 

 

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