March 17th is still a few weeks away, but over here we already have St. Patrick’s Day on the brain! We’re sharing our excitement with up to 50% off some of our favorite products for a fun St. Paddy’s celebration. We also have a few little tidbits about the holiday to help get you thinking green!
Folks often use “St. Paddy’s” instead of “St. Patty’s” to abbreviate the name of the holiday, because the original Irish version of the name Patrick is Pádraig or Pádraic.
Every year around March 17th, Irish beer sales go through the roof! The ever-popular Guinness was started by Arthur Guinness, who signed a 9000 year lease way back in 1759 to start his brewery.
A popular St. Patrick’s Day toast is “Erin go Bragh!”, which is a form of the original Irish phrase Éirinn go Brách which got a little lost in translation. It means “Ireland forever”.
The symbol of the shamrock is not only considered lucky – it was originally used as a teaching tool by religious leaders like St. Patrick to explain the holy trinity.
A superstition that wearing green would hide you from the sight of mischievous leprechauns (known for sneaky pinches) started the tradition of pinching those not wearing green on St. Patrick’s Day. (Pinch wisely, folks – not everyone wants in on the fun!)
What are your St. Pat’s plans this year? We hope it involves lots of green and lots of cheer! Sláinte!