St. Patrick's Day Traditions

Explore the rich culture, history, and customs of the Irish this St. Patrick's Day by partaking in traditional activities. Of course you know to wear green and give a pinch to those who don't, but Irish traditions don't stop there. Try one of these fun and festive St. Patrick's Day traditions to go beyond searching for four-leaf clovers. Make St. Patrick's Day a learning experience for you and your kids. Try an authentic Irish recipe, such as a classic combination of corned beef and cabbage accompanied by Irish soda bread. Learn an Irish song, such as "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" or "Danny Boy," and perform it for friends and family. Check out our free songbook for all the lyrics. Get the kids involved in a few fun and festive St. Patrick's Day crafts, such as making a leprechaun pin or a shamrock card. Speaking of shamrocks, what better day than St. Patrick's Day to learn the history of the four-leaf clover? At least one of these interesting Irish traditions is sure to become a favorite family activity for future St. Patrick's Day celebrations.



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History of the 4-Leaf Clover

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Two Must-Make Traditional Irish Recipes
Corned Beef and Cabbage

The star of your St. Patrick's Day dinner should be this flavorful and filling corned beef dish. Get our step-by-step instructions!

Irish Soda Bread

We walk you through the 10 ingredients and 20-minute prep it takes to make a loaf of Irish soda bread.

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