Hey hey, what do you say? It’s time for St. Patrick’s Day!
On Friday, March 17th, St. Patrick’s Day will be celebrated all over the world. Celebrations usually involve parades, special foods, parties, music and dancing, lots of drinking, and lots of green attire!
What is the significance of St. Patrick’s day?
This day observes the death of Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, and celebrates the heritage and culture of the Irish in general.
There are several symbolic and traditional items associated with St. Patrick’s Day, such as shamrocks, the color green, leprechauns, and a favorite meal for many: corned beef and cabbage.
– The color green
-Corned beef and cabbage
Surprising to many, corned beef is not an Irish national dish, and it’s typically only eaten around the holiday here in the U.S.!
During Irish immigration to the U.S. in the late 19th century, Irish Americans were in search of comfort foods from their homeland, such as boiled Irish bacon. However, the new immigrants were too poor and could not afford the high price of pork and bacon. At Jewish delis and lunch carts, they experienced corned beef and enjoyed its similarity to Irish bacon. It was inexpensive, and pairing it with cabbage was also based on cost efficiency.
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