St. Patrick’s Day is on March 17th and has been celebrated in the US since 1737. St. Patrick is said to have given a sermon from a hilltop that drove all the snakes from Ireland. Traditional icons of the day are the shamrock, leprechaun, the color green and the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
Celebration Ideas on March 17th
- Au Pair in America’s St. Patrick’s Day pinboard has lots of creative suggestions for crafts, baking, and other fun ideas.
- Take your picture in front of a green fountain! The White House was designed by Irish architect James Hoban. For the past several years, the White House fountain has been dyed green on March 17th in celebration of the holiday.