My St. Patrick’s Day Traditions

If you couldn’t tell by my name, I’m Irish. Technically, half-Irish. So of course, St. Patrick’s day has always held a special day in my heart.

Back in college, my St. Patrick’s Day traditions were probably not what you think. We always had spring break of St. Patrick’s Day so usually I would go down the shore with my whole family including my grandparents and cousins and watch the dinky parade. After my grandma passed away, we all got together for it and rallied my grandpa to go outside. Once they both passed away, the tradition faded out.

St. Patrick’s Day is also my sorority’s founder’s day, I know at this point they’ve been around for over 100 years. I’m pretty far removed from that part of my life now, but I still like to recognize it because that sorority gave me my best friends.

Now I just stick to simple. I’m a vegetarian, so no corned beef for me. But I always bake a loaf of Irish soda bread! It’s something my boyfriend looks forward to every year now which is exciting. I’m not much of a baker, I stick to easy things and then I’ll make the Irish soda bread and I’ve tried my hand at Easter bread a few times.

Do you have any traditions for St. Patrick’s Day?

Reposted from March 17, 2020

13 thoughts on “My St. Patrick’s Day Traditions

  1. Aw love that you always bake your own Irish soda bread! I’ve only tried that for the first time last year. Very yummy! Hopefully you’ll share your recipe with us sometime? 😉

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  2. I’m part Irish on my father’s side, but I didn’t really grow up with any traditions since usually we follow the cuisine of our mothers, and she was French Canadian. However, I made a few little traditions of may own, I usually wear green, make leprechaun traps with my grandchildren (no, we’ve never caught one), and I, too, make Irish soda bread with currants. ☘️

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  3. I’m some mix of English, Irish, and Scottish on my dad’s side; I’m not sure how much of each or any details therein. St. Patrick’s Day was never a big deal in my family or any of the crowds I run with… but enjoy your bread and have a great day!

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  4. Hi Rosie –

    I have nominated you for Outstanding Blogger! There is absolutely no pressure to participate. I just wanted you to know that you are appreciated and someone out there (me) thinks your blog is outstanding. :)



    https://suitcasey.blog/2021/03/18/the-outstanding-blogger-award/

    My St. Patrick’s day tradition usually revolves around watching college basketball. I went to Michigan State so wearing green is never an issue!

    Best,
    Casey

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