On St. Paddy’s Day, everyone is a bit Irish! Did you wear green, find a pot of gold, spot a rainbow or dance with a leprechaun? We celebrated this holiday in Deer Valley with our family. We spent the day skiing, sipping champagne (while others sipped beer), devouring yummy bites and dressing in colors of the Emerald Isle.
St. Patrick’s Day is a cultural phenomenon held annually on March 17th. This holiday honors the patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick. Saint Patrick was a missionary that introduced Christianity to Ireland.
Kiss me, I’m Irish is a common phrase associated with St. Paddy’s. This saying originates from the legend of the Blarney Stone, which is believed to bring luck to anyone who kiss it.
Green has been synonymous with Ireland since the late 1700s, when the Irish wore green military uniforms. Green is the official color of St. Paddy’s and we made sure to incorporate lots of green into our festivities.
Since we were on vacation, we bought chocolate cupcakes with green frosting and St. Paddy’s decorations. Keira sported a shamrock clip and green and gold beads.
Of course, some of our family celebrated with some Guinness. Anyone that knows us knows that we stick to wine and champs for the holidays.
Special thanks to our Twinspirational Twinterns for helping us celebrate St. Paddy’s.
If you’re lucky enough to be Irish, then you’re lucky enough.