By: Cinthya Rubio, Marketing and Communications Director at Our Hands For Hope
St. Patrick’s is not all about sweet treats saturated with green food coloring, leprechauns, pinching kids, green beer, or kissing the lucky Irish… well at least not for all. For those of you who don’t know, Saint Patrick’s Day is a religious holiday celebrated annually on March 17th which is the date the patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick, historically died on. Celebrations often involve public parades and festivals, and yes, wearing green clothing or shamrocks is legit. Christians attend church services and lent restrictions (religious observance that begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Easter Sunday) on food and drink are lifted for the day, hence the obnoxious levels of beer consumed on this holiday!
Personally I enjoy St. Patrick’s day because I myself am a beer fan, so the opportunity to drink the ohh so waited green beer is like a pre Christmas present for me!
The only thing I don’t appreciate all that much is the tacky outfits people choose to wear… the “Kiss me I’m Irish” t-shirt is getting old people! So I have put together a St. Patrick’s Day outfit to inspire those who are enthusiastic about this day as much as I am.
Want to know more about St. Patrick’s Day? Here is an awesome infographic courtesy of http://www.history.com