St. Patrick's day is cultural and religious Irish holiday celebrated on March 17th in Ireland, Great Britain, USA, New Zealand, Argentina, Australia and everywhere where there are Irish communities.
St. Patrick's day is celebrated in honour of Irish culture and all traditional Irish things. One legend that our maid told me when i was a kid was about Leprechauns. They are little men dressed in green costumes who usually make shoes and have pot full with gold hidden in the end of the rainbow. The legend say that if a human catch a leprechaun, he will fulfill three wishes in return of his freedom but you have to be careful because he have a lot of tricks in his sleeves thanks to which he can easily to vanish.
On this day everyone have to wear and decorate with green ribbons and three leaf clovers. It's great idea to cut some shamrocks from green paper and make garlands with them. You can glue them in circle and make a wreath but be careful with the hot glue gun because if even one drop of glue fall, carpet cleaning will be very hard. If you are planning to pake a party at home you can use these same paper clovers to write the names of your guest on them and put them on the table. Put a pot in the middle and fill it with chocolate coins, all your friends will be impressed.
Now on the menu - you can prepare a traditional Irish meal like beef stew and even serve green bear with it. Be more creative with the dessert - cookies cutted like three leaf clover and covered with green royal Icing, cupcakes with mint frosting, green velvet cake or even beer brownies.
St. Patrick day is one wonderful spring holiday filled with myths and traditions. A day when everyone can forget about their problems and enjoy the celebrations with all these green ribbons, shamrock and beer.