St. Patrick’s Day is March 17! It is the day of the festival of Patrick and is a cultural and religious holiday celebrated annually on the death date of the most commonly-recognized patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick (c. AD 385–461). Originally, the color associated with Saint Patrick was blue (wow!). Over the years the color green and its association with Saint Patrick’s Day grew.Green ribbons and shamrocks were worn in celebration of St Patrick’s Day as early as the 17th century. Saint Patrick is said to have used the shamrock, a three-leaved plant, to explain the Holy Trinity to the pagan Irish, and the ubiquitous wearing and display of shamrocks and shamrock-inspired designs has become a feature of the day.In the 1798 rebellion, to make a political statement, Irish soldiers wore full green uniforms on 17 March in hopes of catching public attention.The phrase “the wearing of the green”, meaning to wear a shamrock on one’s clothing, derives from a song of the same name. (source). So, in celebratory spirits, we like to go all-out – especially with FOOD 🙂 Here are some of the most yummy-looking (and cute-to-boot) recipes I found for St. Patrick’s Day cookies, cakes, and drinks. Enjoy!