Local area residents will be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day and the weekend leading up to it in various ways.
Listed below are three institutions that will be celebrating the holiday in one way or another.
For kindergartners in Cheri Brandt’s class at Wapakoneta Elementary School, St. Patrick’s Day festivities began at the start of this past week.
Regardless of race, color or ethnicity, on Monday, everyone will be Irish. When looking into the legend of St. Patrick, there may be a good explanation for the affinity.
St. Patrick was not Irish. According to history.com, he began to identify with Ireland after he was enslaved by the very people whose culture now associates itself with the saint’s iconic green shamrocks.
St. Patrick was born and raised in Britain, and legend has it that he came from a nonreligious background.
In the United States people have a long standing tradition with preparing corned beef and cabbage on St. Patrick’s Day, trying to be just like those in the land of saints and scholars.
Sadly, all of those people don’t realize that corned beef and cabbage is a popular Irish dish, but it is not one that is traditionally served on March 17 in Ireland.