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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9 Irish Songs for St. Patrick's Day
These traditional Irish folk songs are a spirited way to sing through the holiday.
A Great Day for the Irish
St. Patrick's Day is definitely a great day for the Irish. Join in the celebration!
A Little Bit of Heaven
Ireland is home of mischief, fun, luck, hope, and wishes. No wonder it's been called "a little bit of heaven."
Sing this anthem loud and proud when you're celebrating the holiday with friends and family.
Sing this song and dream of sitting on the shores of Galway Bay in Ireland.
I'm Looking Over a Four-Leaf Clover
Seeing someone in a new light? Sing them this romantic little tune.
My Wild Irish Rose
Sing this romantic Irish hymn to your sweetheart on St. Patrick's Day.
Peg o' My Heart
Sing this delightful tune to the Peg who keeps your heart.
That's an Irish Lullaby
Is your little leprechaun having trouble getting to sleep? Sooth them with this calming lullaby.
When Irish Eyes Are Smiling
This lighthearted song is a tribute to the holiday namesake's homeland. Belt it out with Irish pride!
St. Patrick's Day Ideas
It's never too late to start a holiday tradition. New and old, here are the perfect ways to celebrate St. Patrick.