St. Patty’s Day

We’re not Irish, but the boys still think it’s fun to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!  This year my 10 year old was asking a lot about the “Why” behind the holiday so we did a little reading about Ireland and how some of the traditions came to be.  We discovered some interesting facts about St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, along with how St. Patrick’s day celebrations spread around the world over the course of time.  We also learned that some of the traditions as we know them today were actually politically based as Irish immigrants used the holiday parades as a venue to express their discontent with their status in America.  We had a lot of fun sifting through information together and I think it helped my son see that the holiday is about much more than wearing green and eating corned beef.

Today’s St. Patrick’s Day lunch includes:  clover leaf peanut butter sandwich, grapes, cheese curds, orange slices, celery, cauliflower, carrots, pumpkin mini muffin, hard boiled egg

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