St Patrick's Day
St. Patrick’s Day this week is a great excuse to celebrate all that is Irish.
Saint Patrick is said to have used the shamrock, a three-leaved plant, to explain the Holy Trinity and that’s why people wear green to celebrate on this national day. It’s a big day in Ireland, obviously, but its celebrated around the world and even outside it.
Astronauts on board the International Space Station have celebrated the festival in different ways. Irish-American Catherine Coleman played a hundred-year-old flute belonging the Irish music group The Chieftains, while floating weightless in the space station on Saint Patrick's Day in 2011. And Chris Hadfield took photographs of Ireland from Earth orbit, and a picture of himself wearing green clothing in the space station, and posted them online on Saint Patrick's Day in 2013 and a recording of himself singing "Danny Boy" in space.
So, if you are thinking of celebrating St Patricks Day but don’t want to go the full-shamrock and dress up in green form head to toe, there is plenty you can do to bring a seasonal change to your dinner table with a lot less effort than dressing up for the day.
Why not try our Guiness & Pork Sausages. They go brilliantly with an Irish potato dish called, Colcannon. It’s similar to mash but, with some green veggies stirred in for some extra Irish flair including leeks, cabbage, kale and spring onions and butter. It’s not a day to skimp on the carbs so why not try some Irish Soda Bread.