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Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Whether you’re Irish or just love to celebrate this shamrock and green-filled holiday, we’re here for it. Saint Patrick’s Day honors the Roman Catholic feast day of the patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick. St. Patrick died on March 17, 461[1]. While St. Patrick’s Day is often referred to as St. Paddy’s Day for short, many Americans mistakenly spell it St. “Patty’s” Day. If you talk to any person of Irish decent, they’ll tell you that that’s completely wrong. Patty is actually a nickname for Patricia, a woman’s name. And St. Patrick was, of course, a man. Paddy is appropriate because it comes from Padraig, a variant of the name Patrick[2].

To celebrate St. Paddy’s Day, we’ve rounded up our favorite festive ideas, traditional Irish fare and unique recipes using frozen and refrigerated ingredients.

Leprechaun-Approved Beverages

St. Patrick’s Day Eats & Sweets

How do you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? Share your St. Paddy’s food and beverage photos with us on social media @EasyHomeMeals.