Go Green on St. Patrick's Day Ideasby Patrick Cameron
St. Patrick's Day is a holiday in honor of the patron saint of Ireland, St. Patrick. St. Patrick was, at one time, a prisoner in Ireland. But he escaped to Briton. HIs prophetic visions made him come back to Ireland, where he was a minister and a spreader of the word of God. The holiday falls on March 17th, not only the day of his religious feast but also the day of his death. The color green is customary in the United States and is believed to be the favorite color of Irish faeries. So you won't be left out of the fun this St. Patrick's Day, it's good to have some pointers on how to turn the day green.
One of the best ways to celebrate St. Patrick's Day is simply to add a little green food coloring to anything you happen to make for that day. Cookies, frosting and even ice cream can have some green dye added to it to make it more appropriate for the celebration. One of the more common uses of green dye is in beer because this is a celebration of the patron saint of Ireland.
Natural Green Foods
If you want to celebrate in a healthy sort of way, there are a lot of green foods out there that make it easy to go green on St. Patrick's Day. Vegetable like green peppers, broccoli, green onion, lettuce and the traditional favorite cabbage can all add some green to the occasion. You can mix in some green fruit as well with grapes, kiwi and honeydew.
Wear green or else. The tradition of pinching those who forget or refuse to wear the favorite color of the good people (faeries) is enough to make anyone search their bottom drawer for even a hint of green. If you don't have any or you'd just like to have more, party stores are great destinations to load up on green wigs and other St. Patrick's Day apparel.