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.
this was a great post to read! enjoyed getting a little bit of the back story on the holiday. wonderful pics too 🙂
Wow, never knew about wearing green can already be connected to the celebration. Coming all the way from PH here. – other side of the world.
That was a cool way of celebrating St. Paddy’s day. Green cupcakes are so cute.
Looks like you all had a blast celebrating the holiday! I love the green cupcakes.
I love Irish holidays too and don’t mind feeling irish for one day a year. Your photo show a lot of joy
Looks like you had fun! I’m not Irish, although my maternal grandmother was from nearby Wales. I have been to Ireland, though, and it is a beautiful country. I remember as we flew lower over the fields of Ireland, they reminded me of patchwork quilts in various shades of green.
Oh wow, I just like the idea. I just love how you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. We don’t celebrate it here in our Country but I’ve heard so much how happy to experience it.
I love how the occasion is being celebrated with a green touch on the side.
What a fun way to celebrate St. Patricks Day! I love the decorations and that cupcake looks amazing!