Why do we eat corned beef and cabbage on St Patrick’s?

‘Irish Americans’ eat corned beef and cabbage on St. Patrick’s Day- as a memory of their forebears who left Ireland all those years ago. However, it’s a false memory. When the Irish emigrated to the States, particularly in the 19th century, more often than not the Irish and the Jewish communities congregated together in the … Read more

Is St. Patrick’s Day a religious holiday?

Saint Patrick was revered in Ireland for bringing Christianity to the island. Remembering the date of his death on March 17th has taken place for centuries. That date was recognized as one of 35 feast and fasting days in Ireland since the fifteenth century. Pope Urban VIII added Saint Patrick’s Day to the church calendar … Read more