St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated every March 17 on the traditional death date of Ireland’s foremost patron saint. The celebration used to center only on countries with large numbers of Irish immigrants. Today, however, the green-themed holiday is observed even in places where there are just a few people with Irish blood—or even none at all. It seems everybody is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day.

The St. Patrick’s Day’s celebration is largely influenced by practices started by Irish immigrants—particularly those in North America. The celebration is marked by public parades, festivals, traditional Irish music, and crowds decked out in T-shirts bearing shamrocks and Irish sayings.People illuminate landmarks with green lights and even dye ponds or fountains green.

St. Patrick’s Day parades originated in the United States where there is a large population of Irish immigrants. They later spread to other countries. Marching bands and representatives from the military, fire brigades, and different cultural and charitable organizations take part in the parades.

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Your Kitchen

You can honor the holiday without having to leave home by giving your kitchen a St. Patrick’s Day makeover. You can start with your kitchen chairs. Add some burlap and green ribbon chair ties. Decorate your center island with a bouquet of orange and green flowers (in honor of the Irish flag).

Adorn your open shelves with a DIY shamrock banner. Print subway art featuring St. Patrick’s Day themes. Put it in a frame and set it on your counter or entry table. And, of course, no St. Patrick’s Day celebration is complete without a leprechaun. Hang green ribbons from your light fixtures to round out your festive kitchen décor.