4 Ways to Celebrate the Irish Holiday:
1. Wear Green, Of Course!
Any shade of green will do. Since it is cold outside today, maybe you have a dark green scarf or shamrock green hat to keep you warm. Just don’t get pinched!
2. Learn Irish Slang!
The Irish have their own distinct dialect of the English language, so try adding some colorful words to your vocabulary today. “What’s the craic?” means “How’s it going?” or “Awe, sure look it” is an adequate answer to a question, statement or comment if you aren’t sure what to say.
3. Try Irish Dancing!
The most common Irish dancing, Riverdance, is rooted in a three-part suite of baroque-influenced traditional music called Timedance composed. However, there are other Irish dances done in groups of typically 4 couples, but go up to 16 people. You can certainly watch some steps on YouTube or sign up for a class – there are many dance schools in the Raleigh area that offer lessons.
4. Eat Irish Food!
There are some tasty options for this! Most Irish cuisine takes its influence from the crops and animals found in the Irish climate. Potatoes are a huge staple, including pork and cabbage. A lot of local restaurants in the Raleigh area will have these types of dishes available, or if you don’t feel like getting out, find a recipe online to make your own. Some common dishes are Shepherd’s Pie, Skirts and Kidneys, Soda Bread and Goody, a dessert dish made with bread, milk, sugar and spices. Yum!
Thank goodness for St. Patrick!
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