March has been designated Irish-American Heritage Month and it naturally coincides with St. Patrick’s Day which is celebrated on March 17. St. Patrick’s day commemorates Saint Patrick, the foremost Patron Saint of Ireland. The day celebrates the arrival of Christianity in Ireland, the Irish heritage and its culture as well.
St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated all across the world. Irish-Americans honor the achievements and contributions of Irish immigrants and their descendants that live in the United States. We celebrate their character, their culture, and their prosperity. Irish people are proud, confident, fierce, tough, and most of all, they are faithful. They never give up, and they never give in; they have a tenacious Irish spirit; I see it in the eyes of every one of my family members. We admire their devotion, their faith, and their resilience.There are 33 million* Americans that can trace their roots to Ireland. The Irish, like many immigrant groups arriving in America, were fleeing hardships at home only to endure further troubles in America—even in Boston, the port of entry for many Irish immigrants New York’s Ellis Island was also a huge port of entry. My Grandpa Casey and all of his siblings and parents came through that port. It’s an absolutely amazing day trip if you haven’t been to see it.
In my house St. Patty’s day lasts far longer than just March 17. We start eating Irish Soda bread the minute we see it in stores and my mom Colleen cooks corned beef and cabbage for multiple friend groups. I LOVE my mom’s corned beef and nobody cooks it like her. While we may be in voluntary lock-down this year during the COVID-19 scare, you can still prepare your own corned beef and cabbage meal and play a little Irish music to excite you.
While you are at home these next two weeks or so, we encourage you to have fun and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with us; pick up a Shamrock Necklace, Shamrock key fob or this Celtic’s fob to convey your Irish pride the whole month. Use Promo code “IRISHPRIDE” to receive 20% off your order between now and March 31, 2020 and may the luck of the Irish be with all of you!
Happy St. Patrick’s Day,
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