25 Blogs with Family-Friendly Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day | Babysitters:
While everyone knows that St. Patrick’s Day is a holiday, it’s unlikely that many know the story behind St. Patrick’s Day. In a nutshell, a man named Patrick converted a large group of Irish people from Paganism to Christianity and was made a Saint. Now considered the patron saint of Ireland, St. Patrick used the shamrock as the symbol of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The color green is used because of the rich green hills that are found all over Ireland. You may be wondering how St. Patrick’s Day turned into a day for drinking, and there is a reason for that too. St. Patrick told a bar owner who was cheating his customers by pouring short glasses of liquor that there was a demon in his basement and that the only way to be rid of it was to be generous. After that, St. Patrick said that everyone should celebrate with some of the hard stuff on St. Patrick’s Day. However, the holiday isn’t solely reserved for those of legal drinking age; there are plenty of family-friendly things to do to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day too. Check out these 25 blog entries to find craft projects to make with the kids, decorations for your home, recipes to make for your family and other activities to do as well.
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