3 traditions of St Patrick’s Day

St patrick’s Day is celebrated across the world on 17th March. It is a time when people come together, eat, drink and share st patricks day gifts with one another. You can buy a st patrick day gift from Shamrock Gift if you are looking for something special for a family member or friend this year. There are some interesting traditions that are associated with this day and below are just 3 of them for you to take a look through.

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Such cheeky, rosy cheeked creatures have made an appearance in folklore, myths and stories throughout Irish history. Leprechauns, believed to date back as far as the 8th century, are mischievous and mercenary. You should expect to see many people dressed up in a traditional green suit complete with top hat and buckled shoes on St Patrick’s Day.


It is assumed that when he returned there in 432, St Patrick used the shamrock to demonstrate to the Irish the Christian holy trinity. Farmers will sell masses of small, green plants around the world around St Patrick’s Day, making for an industry that turns over EUR 600,000 annually. But with some horticultural experts claiming that varieties of the plant can be found all over the world, the true history of the shamrock also causes debate, implying it is not native to Ireland. The shamrock is a main emblem of St Patrick’s Day regardless of its origin and is often worn on clothes.

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In Dublin’s popular brewery, the iconic Irish stout is drunk all over the world, but never more so than on St Patrick’s Day, when an estimated 13 million pints of Guinness will be consumed all over the world. With Irish culture, the thick, iron-infused stout is synonymous. To produce the perfect pint, it is suggested to let the drink settle halfway through pouring.