St. Patrick's Day is always celebrated on March 17 no matter what day of the week it falls on. The day is celebrated nationwide and observed by millions. In fact, a person does not have to be Irish to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.
St. Patrick's Day was originally observed in America by Irish soldiers who longed for home. During the years, the popularity of St. Patrick's Day grew.
Several traditional Irish dishes are eaten on St. Patrick's Day.
- Corned beef hash is a common Irish food made by finely chopping beef and combining it with onions and spices.The chopped beef is then fried. Usually people eat it with toast and a side dish.
- Cabbage and potatoes often are eaten with corned beef or corn beef hash. Become this is a cheap meal, it became plentiful and popular among impoverished Irish families.
- Irish soda bread is on the list of common St. Patrick's Day foods. It gets its name from the baking soda used in place of yeast to help the bread rise when baking.
- Cod cobbler is a small pie made with sliced cod fillets and cheese sauce and topped with dough instead of the normal cobbler crust.
No matter what you eat on St. Patrick's Day, enjoy celebrating with family and friends on March 17.