ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel
  • »
  • Holidays and Celebrations»
  • UK Holidays

Favorite Traditions of St. Patrick’s Day

Updated on June 18, 2011

Yes, just like the kitty in the video many people will be attempting to tap into their Irish roots on March 17th. However, prior to reviewing the Favorite Traditions of St. Patrick’s Day, let's learn who Saint Patrick was. Saint Patrick, nee Maewyn, was born to Scottish parent in Roman Britian near the end of the fourth century. He was captured by the Druid raiders and sold into slavery in Ireland.

After being in captivity for six years, the legend says that Patrick had a dream in which God told him to flee by the water. Once the prophecy came true and he returned to his parents via Roman sailors. Soon after he had another dream in which the Irish people begged him to return.

He began studying for the priesthood and in 433; Patrick was returned back to Ireland by Pope Celestine. For the next 40 years this one-man mission traveled across Ireland converting kingdoms to Christianity, baptizing former pagans and ordaining priests. He is believed to have died on March 17; around 460 A.D. however, the Catholic encyclopedia states it was March 17, 493.

Celebrating

I decided to see if one could determine exactly how the Irish celebrates their favorite traditions of St. Patrick’s Day. Judging by the number of people around the world that enjoy St. Patrick’s Day celebrations; it seems that everyone tries to become Irish on March 17th. No matter what side of the Atlantic you’re on, regardless of what you’re religious beliefs, or nationality you probably have participated and or know of someone that has participated in this holiday’s rituals. As a matter of fact there are 36.5 million U.S. residents who claim Irish ancestry.

Another good example of how well celebrated this holiday is revealed by the fact that in 2007 about 41.5 billion pounds of U.S. beef and 2.6 billion of cabbage were sold for the corned beef and cabbage traditional dish. Needless to say, there will be St Patrick’s Day parades, pinching friends and family not wearing green, and loud roaring parties. Others will be drinking the green ale, wearing a green outfit, and or quoting Irish blessings and participating in other festivities.

Parade in Dublin

Click thumbnail to view full-size

Parades

In the United States St. Patrick’s Day parades begin in 1737 in the city of Boston; and now can be found in over 100 U.S. cities. Chicago and New York along will have over 2 million spectators.

Be sure to review the links below to see a listing of the parades held in a city near you. In Ireland the top 7 most colorful parades are said to be located in Dublin, Galway, Cork, Waterford, Limerick, Killarney, and the town of Navan. As you can see from the pictures of the Dublin celebration the parades are very colorful with a fun atmosphere for the huge crowds.

Going Green

Environmentalists probably love this day because it appears that everyone is using the term, “going green” and is out to support the cause. Green will be the main color for this festive day; everyone will be wearing green, drinking green, and or eating something green.

Many of the cities having parades are dyeing their rivers green. Of course, everyone blames the mischievous Leprechauns for magically turning the river green just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. The Chicago river pictured to your right has been dyed green every year on St. Paddy's Day since 1962.

Slàinte! (Cheers!)

And yes everyone desiring to be authentic by having a drink a pint of Irish beer mostly likely will be able to do so as well. Last year there were 800 registered Irish pubs in Ireland, 300 in Canada, 1500 in the United States, and even about 20 in the Middle East. All will be serving Guinness and or a good blended Irish whiskey. And if you can’t make it to a pub make your own green beer or a mixed drink and bottoms up. Slàinte!

Symbols and Traditions

While most will be wearing green there will be others wearing orange to symbolize the Protestants of Northern Ireland that were supporters of William of Orange. To learn more facts about this tradition be sure to read Patty Inglish's hub titled Orange on St. Patrick's Day. I thought the below video could provide an individual with a few tips that might keep one from being embarrassed if this is the first time that you will be celebrating St. Patty’s Day….After that let's take a look at even more symbols and traditions for this festive occasion:

Shamrocks

Legend teaches numbers played an important role in Celtic symbolism. The number "3" was the most sacred and magical number in the Celtic religion. Since 1681 the shamrock (called the "seamroy" by the Celts), is a sacred plant in ancient Ireland because it symbolized the rebirth of spring. In the 5th century, Saint Patrick is credited with using the shamrock to teach the doctrine of the Holy Trinity introducing Christianity to Ireland and converting hundreds of Celtic castles.

Irish Music

Music plays an important part of the Irish culture dating back to the ancient days of the Celts. A perfect time to enjoy Irish music is on St. Patrick’s day with many cities hosting free concerts, live bands in parades, and your local pubs offering live musicians. In Ireland on March 16th there is the St. Patrick’s Music Festival Ceili and on March 17th there will be A Celebration of Irish Voices concert and Kila Live at the Olympia and more. Places to go for entertainment have been included via several links to festivities taking place in Ireland throughout this hub.

Lucky Leprechauns

Of all the symbols of St. Patrick's Day, the leprechaun is both the most light-hearted, magically mischievous, and probably the least understood. Some fun facts about the origin of the little green guy are: The leprechaun is Ireland's national fairy that is best known for guarding the fairy treasure. He is tiny in statue standing less than 3 feet tall, dressed all in green of course, wears a pointy, feathered cap atop his head and carries two gold coins gripped in his hands.

In the first hand, he clutches a magic coin that always returns to his purse once it's spent; in the other, he holds a dummy coin, which turns to ashes or a rock as soon as it's spent. Everyone knows the legend of the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. In order to keep their golden treasure safe, leprechauns are said to spend their days dashing from one end of the rainbow to the next, constantly moving their pot of gold to keep it hidden thus avoiding capture.

Legend tells that if you are lucky enough to find a leprechaun, you must be careful not to let the little green guy out of your sight until he tells you where the pot of gold is hidden. However, because leprechauns are known to be cunning and quick - in the blink of an eye, he is gone.  The trick is to catch him in order to find the hidden treasure.

How the Irish celebrates St. Patrick’s Day

In Ireland the St. Patrick’s Festival will be celebrated for four days from March 17th thru the 20th. There will be street theatre, music, comedy, outdoor spectaculars, dance, visual art, and tasty foods. Needless to say, celebrating its 16th anniversary in 2011, St. Patrick’s Festival will bring the nation alive, and promises four lively days and nights of free celebrations and encompasses a feeling of what it means to be or just feel Irish.

Festivities will be held in Dublin and Limerick for the biggest and best celebration of St. Patrick’s Day in the world. My research revealed that people literally travel to Ireland to celebrate their Irish heritage and participate within the parade festivities. Be sure to check out the links to the events in Ireland to your right.

Ireland is another beautiful country overseas that has lots of activities, symbols, and traditions to offer to its visitors. And yes it goes on my list of places to travel and participate within the cultural activities. I must admit it was hard to differentiate between what the favorite traditions of St. Patrick's Day that were performed by the Irish only. It seems that this holiday is celebrated by everyone from Omiya, Japan to Havana, Cuba, as well as from Canada to Munich, Germany and worldwide. So as with my other hubs I welcome you to share your comments and your insight into this global holiday.

Clipart provided by Wordplay!
Clipart provided by Wordplay!

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Money Glitch profile image
      Author

      Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas

      LOL, Dads are such creative people. They are always coming up with something serious, but funny to say about how history was written incorrectly. Thanks for the good laugh. :)

    • nifty@50 profile image

      nifty@50 6 years ago

      My father used to sing " When Puerto Rican eyes are smiling", then he'd pause and shake his head and say " Isn't it a shame the way Irish stoled that song"! LOL! You had to be there!

    • Money Glitch profile image
      Author

      Money Glitch 7 years ago from Texas

      LOL! Yeah, the cat's owner thought of a very unique way to begin a Saint Pattie's Day celebration. Thanks for stopping by :)

    • profile image

      Helen Arnott - UK Holidays 7 years ago

      That cat in the first video is just too cute! Wearing a Saint Pattie's day outfit and a hat so awesome!

    • Money Glitch profile image
      Author

      Money Glitch 7 years ago from Texas

      Thanks viking305 for stopping by for the read and commenting on the favorite traditions of St. Patrick's Day. :)

    • viking305 profile image

      L M Reid 7 years ago from Ireland

      Really very well researched and informative hub. Well done. Enjoyed it a lot thanks

    • Money Glitch profile image
      Author

      Money Glitch 7 years ago from Texas

      @stricklydating - I sincerely plan to one day be in Ireland for St. Patrick's Day! Doing this hub truly inspired me to learn more about the heritage and to see the land itself.

      @johneee - Sounds like a winning thought, have fun on the quest.

      Thanks to you both for stopping by and commenting!

    • johneee profile image

      johneee 7 years ago from San Jose, CA

      Next year I'm going to Ireland for it...and it will be huge party time!

    • stricktlydating profile image

      StricktlyDating 7 years ago from Australia

      I've been fortunate enough to spend a few St Patricks Day's in Ireland. I found it to be a real party atmosphere, the Perade with St Patrick and Irish Dancers followed by a lot of drinking and traditional music, a really festive atmosphere!

    • Money Glitch profile image
      Author

      Money Glitch 7 years ago from Texas

      @johneee - Happy St. Patties' day to you as well! Thanks for stopping by and commenting. :)

    • Money Glitch profile image
      Author

      Money Glitch 7 years ago from Texas

      @RickyRock - Hey RickyRock, Happy St. Patrick's Day to ya! I just have to ask, does your avatar always have on a green shirt or is it just for St. Patty's Day? Hehehe! Thanks for stopping by and commenting. :)

    • johneee profile image

      johneee 7 years ago from San Jose, CA

      Happy st. patties day to all !!!!

    • Money Glitch profile image
      Author

      Money Glitch 7 years ago from Texas

      @Richard Armen - Hi Richard, there are so many traditions that are just wonderful about St. Paddy's day. It looks like next year I will have to do another hub. :)

      @Sunshyne1975 - O.k. Sunshyne, did you wear green or orange today. Otherwise, you're probably going to get a pinch or two.

      Thanks to you both for stopping by and commenting. Cheers, and Happy St Patrick's Day!

    • RickyRock profile image

      RickyRock 7 years ago from Gorizia

      The best tradition - wear something green and pinch everyone else!!!

    • Sunshyne1975 profile image

      Sunshyne1975 7 years ago from California, US

      Wow! Awesome hub! I hate being pinched on St. Patrick's Day.

    • Richard Armen profile image

      Richard Armen 7 years ago

      I love the bagpipes myself.

    • Money Glitch profile image
      Author

      Money Glitch 7 years ago from Texas

      Hi 2besure - Aaahhh, How could I have left off the Irish Lullabye that make everyone become Irish at least during the song. :) Have a wonderful St. Patrick's Day, tomorrow! Thanks for stopping by for the read. :)

    • 2besure profile image

      Pamela Lipscomb 7 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      I love St. Patrick's Day. We celebrated it real big in NY, where you are of Irish decent or not! Tura-lura-lura! When Irish Eye are Smiling, still makes a sister cry.

    • Money Glitch profile image
      Author

      Money Glitch 7 years ago from Texas

      Hi Jacob, Hhhhmmm, Irish car bombs does not sound like a good tradition of celebration, however, I guess that is the world that we live in today.

      It is unfortunate that people just can't embrace their own beliefs and allow other to do the same; while agreeing to disagree without harming one another. Thanks for stopping by for the read! :)

    • Jacob Darkley profile image

      Jacob Darkley 7 years ago from California, USA

      I can't wait for Wednesday. Irish car bombs aplenty!

    • Money Glitch profile image
      Author

      Money Glitch 7 years ago from Texas

      @digitalexplorer- The reason that I deleted your first comments was because you linked it to your own personal website that had absolutely nothing to do with this hub. :)

      Obviously you are new to HubPages and wants everyone to know that you are a photographer. I suggest you take the time to read HP's rulings, read a few more hubs, and attempt to make some friends within our environment. Otherwise you will continue to be deleted. :)

    • digitalexplorer profile image

      digitalexplorer 7 years ago from United Kingdom

      Well, I understand why you deleted my previous comment about your well-researched hub! Maybe my curiousity with the set of photos (thumbnails) above entitled Parade in Dublin is true that were not personally taken by you; and therefore should be properly acknowledged their source(s). As I mentioned in my previous comment (that you have deleted) that it is more convincing if you really experienced this annual green event! For your effort of gathering and putting together the information (from various websites) about this celebration, I still rate it as "tumb-up".

    • Money Glitch profile image
      Author

      Money Glitch 7 years ago from Texas

      @Nick17Pierce19 - Wow Nick that is both interesting and intriguing to actual have half the town shut down for the celebrations. I'm a little leary of the brawling part, however, enjoy your day and Slàinte! :)

      @Ndasika- Hi Ndasika, I agree there are a couple of people that I wouldn't mind being pinched by. Hehehe! However many people pinch so hard it seems they are trying to draw blood. For that reason, I will have my green on as well. Thanks for sharing your tradition. :)

      It was great to meet you both thanks for stopping by for the read. Have a great St. Patrick's day.

    • Money Glitch profile image
      Author

      Money Glitch 7 years ago from Texas

      @fiona - I agree that your kids should be proud to announce that they are part Irish and embrace that part of their heritage while creating traditions for the family to enjoy. Have a wonder St. Patrick's day and thanks for stopping by and commenting. :)

      @scorpion - Thanks for stopping by for a read. :)

    • profile image

      Ndasika 7 years ago

      My activities on St Patrick's Day are simple. First I wear green to avoid being punished by getting pinched, then I try to catch a leprechaun, I have never been lucky and then beers, alot of beers. Thanks for this great post.

    • scorpion123 profile image

      scorpion123 7 years ago

      lol really nice hub

    • fiona_33 profile image

      fiona_33 7 years ago from UK

      Great hub. My hubbie is half Irish which makes our kids 1/4 Irish but that's enough for them to tell all their friends that they're Irish. They love celebrating st paddy's day.

    • Money Glitch profile image
      Author

      Money Glitch 7 years ago from Texas

      Hi adrienne2- It is great to meet you. I'm glad you found the hub informative as well as fun. Thanks so much for stopping by for a read and commenting! :)

    • adrienne2 profile image

      Adrienne F Manson 7 years ago from Atlanta

      You just gota love this hub! Great hub. Those cute pictures. Thanks for sharing the information on the symbols, and what they mean.

    • Money Glitch profile image
      Author

      Money Glitch 7 years ago from Texas

      @peggypat - Sound's like a good reason to celebrate such a special day. It's great to meet you and thanks for stopping by to comment. :)

      @festersporling1- LOL! o.k. then I will say...Cheers, and Slàinte! Don't forget to have a designated driver, but have a wonderful time.:)

      Thanks to you both for stopping by and commenting! :)

    • Money Glitch profile image
      Author

      Money Glitch 7 years ago from Texas

      @RosWebbART - LOL! Now that is a comment that I didn't expect coming from someone living in Ireland. Well, hopefully I've share a little tradition with you that you can enjoy this year. :) Cheers!

      @Complaicency - Hi, Complaicency, great to meet ya! Sounds like you are ready to have a wonder St. Paddy's Day! Slàinte!

      Thanks to you both for stopping by and commenting. Have a great weekend! :)

    • Money Glitch profile image
      Author

      Money Glitch 7 years ago from Texas

      @Marcus - Hey celebrate and live it up Marcus, but please have a designated driver. Slàinte!

      @JenDobson - Hi Jen, Did your tongue turn green on that day? LOL! I imagine as a child all the green was quite appealing. Have a great St. Patrick's Day. :)

      Thanks to you both for stopping by and sharing your favorite traditions of St. Patrick's Day. :)

    • festersporling1 profile image

      Daniel Christian 7 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      I keep mine simple. Irish Pub and lots of beer!

    • peggypat profile image

      Peggy Patrick Medberry 7 years ago from Los Angeles

      LOVED the cat video!!! Thanks for this post. Since my last name is Patrick, I love everything about St. Patrick's day!

    • Complaicency profile image

      Complaicency 7 years ago from Wales, UK

      You cant beat St. paddys day. great hub.

    • RosWebbART profile image

      Ros Webb 7 years ago from Ireland

      Living in Ireland , I feel I should know more about St Patricks day than I do, so thanks for the information.

    • JenDobson27 profile image

      JenDobson27 7 years ago

      I'll never forget when I was younger my mom would pack my lunch for school and for St. Patrick's Day she would make everything in my lunch green. She turned my bread green, milk, and would always give me a green veggie!

    • Marcus James profile image

      Marcus James 7 years ago from Australia

      I love St Patrick's day. Any excuse to get blind drunk is a-ok with me

    • Money Glitch profile image
      Author

      Money Glitch 7 years ago from Texas

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting and have a wonderful St. Patrick's Day :)

    • profile image

      Captain 7 years ago

      I'm Scottish living in America and this is the best holiday for me. It's when I see a bit more home!

    • Money Glitch profile image
      Author

      Money Glitch 7 years ago from Texas

      @Psychic - Hhhmmm, interesting comment! I think there are some still around; the key is just to find them. :)

      @jgw899 - Please remember to have a designated driver or take a cab home. Cheers!:)

      Thanks to you both for stopping by and commenting on your favorite traditions of St. Patrick's day. :)

    • jgw899 profile image

      jgw899 7 years ago from Santa Cruz

      I'm looking forward to getting tipsy and pinching cute butts.

    • Psychic Australia profile image

      Psychic Australia 7 years ago from Australia

      St Patrick was a very good man, no wonder why he is celebrated. AHhhhh.... if only there were ones like him around today....

    • Money Glitch profile image
      Author

      Money Glitch 7 years ago from Texas

      @Missi - LoL, I was surprise to read that there were more Irish hubs in the US as well. But, then I realized it was because so many Americans have ties to an Irish heritage. :)

      @Kkathi - LOL, "your non-Irish friends," show them this hub and tell to eat Sheppard's Pie with you. LOL, just kidding. I think one thing that was fun about this hub was reading about how different individuals celebrate for different reasons and different ways. Hhhhhmmm, I'm going to have to check out the Wayne movie; not sure if I've seen this one.

      Thanks to you both for stopping by for a read and comments. Have a wonderful St. Paddy's Day! :)

    • profile image

      Kkathi 7 years ago

      I spend every St. Patrick's Day the same way. I make corned beef, cabbage and boiled potatoes for my non-Irish friends who feel you can't celebrate the day with that. And a nice Sheppard's Pie for me, with lamb of course. But the day wouldn't be complete without a viewing of "The Quiet Man", with John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara. My favorite Irish themed movie. So, here's to you all, God Bless and Happy St. Patrick's Day!

    • Missi Darnell profile image

      Missi Darnell 7 years ago from Southern California

      Wow more pubs here in the US than in Ireland!! Great hub!

    • Money Glitch profile image
      Author

      Money Glitch 7 years ago from Texas

      Thanks pakpub for stopping by for the read and commenting. And I'm looking forward to having a great Paddy's Day now that I know more about the celebration. :)

    • pakpub profile image

      pakpub 7 years ago from Ohio

      Great hub. You have provide a huge amount of information about St. Patty's Day.

    • Money Glitch profile image
      Author

      Money Glitch 7 years ago from Texas

      Yeah, I'm looking forward this year to St. Paddy's Day as well especially now that I've learned more about the celebration and the traditions. Thanks for stopping by :)

    • festersporling1 profile image

      Daniel Christian 7 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Love me some St. Paddy Day!

    • Money Glitch profile image
      Author

      Money Glitch 7 years ago from Texas

      @QueenBee - I agree with you I enjoy celebrating St. Patrick's Day as well and to my knowledge I have no Irish kinsmen.

      @lender - I love the Irish kitty as well. I wonder where they found the cute little hat.

      @shareitt - Cool that sounds like a lot of fun. Slàinte!

      Thanks everyone for stopping by for the read and commenting. :)

    • shareitt profile image

      shareitt 7 years ago

      Hosting a party and have some great new ideas thanks to you! :-P

    • lender3212000 profile image

      lender3212000 7 years ago from Beverly Hills, CA

      Great hub! I can't get enough of the cat in the St Patrick's Day outfit, too funny.

    • QueenBee456 profile image

      QueenBee456 7 years ago from Delray Beach, FL

      Ahhhh yes, St. Patrick's Day is one of my favorite holidays next to Cinco De Mayo. I'm not Irish but I do enjoy celebrating with my fellow Irishman

    • profile image

      eleymar 7 years ago

      nice website

    • Money Glitch profile image
      Author

      Money Glitch 7 years ago from Texas

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting, I'm glad that you found some suggestions that you might add to your favorite traditions of St. Patrick's Day. Cheers!

    • martycraigs profile image

      martycraigs 7 years ago

      Definitely coming up on that time of the year. Honestly, sometimes I feel like March is just the longest month of the year...a long haul. But it's always nice to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.

      Thanks for the suggestions and information!

    • Money Glitch profile image
      Author

      Money Glitch 7 years ago from Texas

      Hi Massagetherapistf, I'm guessing you are referring to the Irush Kitty: if so, I agree with you. I saw it on YouTube and thought it would be good for setting the tone of the favorite traditions of St. Patrick's Day. Especially since there is a variety of traditions, rituals, and symbols that everyone enjoys. Thanks for stopping by. :)

    • Massagetherapistf profile image

      Massagetherapistf 7 years ago from Carolyns Circle Plano, TX

      Very original video

    • Money Glitch profile image
      Author

      Money Glitch 7 years ago from Texas

      @Cheeky Girl - Hhhmmm, I think I detect a wee bit of Irish in your heritage.:) I'm glad you stopped by for a read and the comments. Cheers to ya! :)

      @ajbarnett - Thanks for stopping by for a read. :)

    • Money Glitch profile image
      Author

      Money Glitch 7 years ago from Texas

      @becca - After researching for this hub, I have a better appreciation and understanding of St. Paddy's Day, and I'm really looking forward to celebrating it this year.:)

      @Maita - Thanks for your kind words and support.:)

      Thanks to both of you for stopping by for a read and commenting!

    • profile image

      ajbarnett 7 years ago

      A nice Hub. Very interesting and cheery. Well done.

    • Cheeky Girl profile image

      Cassandra Mantis 7 years ago from UK and Nerujenia

      It tickles me warm heart, so it does, to be sure to be sure, begorrah! That's my bit of Irish for you. And thanks for a cheery Irish St Patrick's Day Hub! Cheers! Or should I say - slainte go leoir! (Hope thats the right one!) LOL

    • prettydarkhorse profile image

      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      You really Rock friend, thank you, I leanred so much from this one, Night, Maita

    • beccas90 profile image

      beccas90 7 years ago from New York

      I love St. Patrick's Day and the Irish.

      I'm Irish myself but a friend on my Father's side.

    • Money Glitch profile image
      Author

      Money Glitch 7 years ago from Texas

      @Linda - Wow thanks Linda! To have a person with Irish heritage to confirm my research means a lot to me. Thanks for the read and kind comments. :)

      @psychicdog - Thanks for stopping by for a read! :)

    • psychicdog.net profile image

      psychicdog.net 7 years ago

      lots of fun reading this!

    • profile image

      Linda Myshrall 7 years ago

      Another great hub, Money Glitch, and that isn't just laying on the blarney either! I'm a Doherty on the paternal side so I can never resist a hub about St. Patrick's Day. I'll admit that until I read your hub, I don't recall ever actually reading an account about St. Patrick, so I especially enjoyed that part of the article... oh and the wee cat too!

    • Money Glitch profile image
      Author

      Money Glitch 7 years ago from Texas

      Thanks vox vocis; glad I could be an inspiration! And I really appreciate you acknowledging me on your hub! :)

    • vox vocis profile image

      Jasmine 7 years ago

      You´ve inspired me to write a hub about leprechauns (wasn´t easy, I changed the title a few times and the text). You already left a comment but you didn´t notice I posted a direct link to your hub in the very first paragraph (because of the inspiration and it really is a great hub). I also linked to another two hubs about leprechauns (one of them being much better than mine). I added some interesting videos, check them out... :-) Thanks for helping me this week!

    • Money Glitch profile image
      Author

      Money Glitch 7 years ago from Texas

      @vox vocis -Hi vox researching for favorite traditions of St. Patrick's day was fun and very interesting. Ireland is a country full of heritage and tradition. I like the idea of leprechauns as well(I want the gold).:) Most cities use a vegetable based dye to get the river green. Thanks for the read.

      @a2z50 - I'm glad your kids like the Irish kitty. :)Thanks for stopping by for the read and commenting. :)

    • a2z50 profile image

      a2z50 7 years ago

      Once Again, Great Hub ! My kids loved the Cat videos.

      Thank you for putting this Hub Out here ! Thank You!

      As Always Also Rprcarz50 Gotta Keep on Hubbing

    • vox vocis profile image

      Jasmine 7 years ago

      Nice to read about leprechauns (I had no idea about this legend, it´s funny and interesting). Dying the rivers green is also interesting to know - what do they use to do that? Great hub BTW!

    • Money Glitch profile image
      Author

      Money Glitch 7 years ago from Texas

      LOL! Thanks RedElf! Just think the kitty in the video could possibly be your avatar's Irish cousin.:) Thanks for stopping by for the read!:)

    • RedElf profile image

      RedElf 7 years ago from Canada

      Love your kitty! Thanks so much, that alone was worth the price of admission. Such a unique interpretation of the traditional jigging steps! I look forward to more from you and your talented feline.

    • Money Glitch profile image
      Author

      Money Glitch 7 years ago from Texas

      @Valerie F - Hi Valerie, you know I was lead to believe that it was not an Irish tradition. However, I was not sure because of the conflicting info on the Internet about what was true "Irish traditions" I could not make a clear determination.

      Some websites stated corned beef and cabbage was a true Irish tradition, but others and even in the video it says it is not. So I just kinda left it open for the reader. Thanks for sharing your insight.:)

    • Money Glitch profile image
      Author

      Money Glitch 7 years ago from Texas

      @premierkj - Wow, I didn't know about the green ice cream. I'm going to have to see if I can find some to try this Paddies Day. Thanks for stopping by and sharing your insight! :)

    • Valerie F profile image

      Valerie F 7 years ago from Idaho Falls, ID

      Did you know that corned beef and cabbage actually isn't of Irish origin?

    • premierkj profile image

      premierkj 7 years ago from Republic of Ireland

      My favourite part of Paddies day is buying a cone full of green ice cream, for some reason it always tastes better than white ice cream even though they're both vanilla flavoured.