Preparing For St. Patrick's Day!

March 14, 2023

By Annabelle Nigh

Hey Arlington!! Get ready for Saint Patrick's Day on March 17th! Make sure you wear green and stop by Mcdonald’s for a Shamrock Shake! 


Did you know that corned beef and cabbage are associated with St Patrick's Day?

Sometimes drinks are even dyed green to celebrate. Some different things you could do to celebrate include cooking, making arts and crafts, and decorating!

If you’re interested in some new food to make for Saint Patrick's day check out the ideas below! Click the links to go to a recipe for each food suggestion. 

  • Shepherds Pie

  • Soda Bread

  • Irish Coddle

  • Irish Apple Cake

  • Colcannon

  • Potato cakes


Looking for some fun ideas for the whole family! Check out these!

  • Make some green slime!
  • Plan a fun scavenger hunt!
  • Have an “all things green” party!
  • Decorate some Shamrock cookies!
  • See who can dress up as the best leprechaun!
  • Race to find a four-leaf clover!
  • Learn how to do some Irish dances!


Fun Facts you may not know about St. Patrick's Day

  • The “real” St. Patrick was born in Britain
  • The Shamrock was considered a sacred plant
  • St. Patrick was kidnapped when he was 16 and brought to Ireland 
  • The color blue used to be associated with St. Patrick’s Day before green
  • More people of Irish ancestry live in America than in Ireland

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