Shamrock Season

Monday, March 17th is Saint Patrick’s Day. Saint Patrick’s Day is dedicated to the Irish culture with parades, dancing, special foods and a whole lot of green. This day began as a religious feast day for the patron saint of Ireland, known as Patrick, who ministered Christianity in the fifth century. The most common St. Patrick’s Day symbol is the shamrock. The shamrock is the leaf of the clover plant and a symbol of the Holy Trinity.

In downtown Fredericksburg, on March 15th (11:00 AM-4:00 PM), there will be the 11th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade that will include fire trucks, classic cars, and high school marching bands, community organizations, and Irish dancers.

If you have no idea what to do on St. Patrick’s Day many people choose to wear green. You can dye your hair green, paint your face green, or dress in the colors of the Irish flag (red, green, and white), or dress up like a Leprechaun. You can learn about the Irish culture and their dialect or sit back and watch the ever playing Disney movie “Luck of the Irish.” For breakfast you can eat the traditional Irish food of corned beef, cabbage, lamb stew, and traditional Irish soda bread.  “I’ll probably ask my mom to try and make an Irish dinner then watch some Irish movies,” said Mason Horstman.

“St. Patrick’s Day is fun, just remember to wear green or someone will pinch you,” Sophomore Samantha Colon said.  Celebrating the Irish Culture can be lots of fun if you choose the right activities to do.