Hey everyone! I just wanted to drop in and say Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you all. As you all may or may not know I am 55% Irish which means I will be gladly celebrating my heritage with my family today as well as St. Patrick. Today will be a day full of corned beef, cabbage, shepherds pie, boiled potatoes, and Irish soda bread.
For today’s post I wanted to talk a little about my traditions, where I come from in Ireland and keep it short since I want to spend the holiday surrounded by my family.
Of course every family has their traditions but St. Patrick’s Day is more seriously celebrated than Thanksgiving in my family. My family’s traditions are deep rooted and I personally take them very seriously. During the day we cook our food for later on in the night while listening to Irish folk music. By the time dinner comes around we are all sitting down at the table and ready to eat everything we’ve prepared. After dinner we all sit as a family and watch the movie The Quiet Man. This is tradition and it is so important to me to keep that tradition alive.
I had recently done an ancestry DNA test last year which told me I was 50% Irish. But it had later recalibrated my DNA results and it turns out I’m actually 55% Irish. I will share my updated results in a different post but I found out that my family had actually come from Galway. So now I tell Ryan (who is mostly English and German) that I’m his Galway girl (cue the Ed Sheran song).
I hope you all have a wonderful St. Patrick’s Day and if you don’t celebrate I hope you have a wonderful day in general. Remember to subscribe for email notifications for when I post new content and make sure to comment down below what you did to celebrate today or what you do to celebrate a holiday that means a lot to you!