As the granddaughter of two Irish immigrants, St. Patrick’s Day and Irish culture is something that has always been celebrated in my family. Dating back to March 17, 1631, St. Patrick’s Day was first celebrated marking the anniversary of the death of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, in the 5th century.
Since I’m no historian, I found some interesting historical facts about St. Patrick and the holiday here should you wish to learn more about this annual celebration…
I’ve gathered up some of my favorite songs about Ireland and songs from some of my favorite Irish musicians and bands including David Keenan, Two Door Cinema Club, Dermot Kennedy + more.
Grab a pint of Guinness, a green article of clothing, read some W. B. Yeats, and start your celebration. Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Slàinte!
If traveling is something you enjoy and Ireland is on your radar, I definitely encourage you to go! Spring is a great time to visit as weather is pleasant and baby lambs cover the country sides. Late fall (Late November/Early December) is another great time to go. The Irish don’t hold back on holiday decor and the sparkly lights the decorate Dublin city are truly a sight to be seen.
A few travel tips and hot spots here for your travel guide.