For St. Patrick's Day: 3 Recipes from the Irish Cookbook

The feast of the Irish-loved saint gained worldwide scope about 70 years ago. The celebration of St. Patrick's Day involves the serving of traditional dishes on the table

The day of memory of the patron saint of Ireland, St. Patrick (389-461), is celebrated so long ago that this saint was not even officially canonized. In the X century, the Roman Catholic Church simply included his name in the calendar.

By the way, the full name of the saint is Patricius, or rather Patrick Magon Sukat. By nationality, he was not Irish, but was born in Britain in the family of a Roman official. Ironically, a British youth kidnapped by Irish pirates became Green Isle's educator and patron saint.

St. Patrick's Day: 3 Irish Cookbook Recipes

A hundred years ago, on March 17, all Irish pubs were closed, and good Catholics, instead of drinking beer in unlimited quantities, went to morning mass. The St. Patrick's Festival, which is held annually in Dublin, did not appear until 1955.

The famous costume parade, attended by hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world every year, begins at Parnell Square at 10 :00, passes through the city center and ends at the Cathedral of St. Patrick, built in the 13th century on the very spot where the patron saint of the Green Island once baptized the inhabitants of Dublin.

St. Patrick's Day: 3 Irish Cookbook Recipes

Tired of the noisy holiday and entertainment on St. Patrick's Day, people go to listen to Gaelic songs and legends in local pubs or at various concerts of folk groups. And it is customary to reinforce one’s strength with national dishes like boxty potato pancakes. They are served with a variety of toppings and sauces or a traditional lamb stew with potatoes.

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