Monday, March 19, 2018
Why is it celebrated? It was a religious feast day to celebrate the patron saint of Ireland,
but it is now a festival celebrated around the globe, to celebrate Irish Culture. How do people
celebrate it? Most places: people dance, eat special foods , and wear green. Some Irish dishes are :
Shepherd's Pie, Corned Beef and Cabbage, Irish Stew and Soda Bread.
The most common character associated with St. Patrick's Day is the Leprechaun.The
four-leaf clover is also associated with St. Patrick's Day. It has been said that a four-leaf clover will
bring you good luck. However, the most common St. Patrick's Day symbol is the shamrock.The
shamrock is the leaf of the three leaf clover plant and is a symbol of the Holy Trinity.
Here are some St. Patrick's Day Activities to celebrate with those suffering from
Dementia and Alzheimer's.:
1) Music: Listen to "When Irish Eyes are Smiling or Dannie Boy
2) Shamrock Snack: Cut slices of green peppers(the shamrocks) and place atop of
cheese covered English muffins. Put the muffin the oven to toast and melt the cheese.
3) Create a rainbow snack using froot loop cereal, then eat!
4) Shamrock stamping: Using an Irish Potato cut a clover in the potato then dip in green
paint...ta da...shamrock stamping!
Monday, March 12, 2018
Wow!! Who can believe it is already March ? That wonderful time of year when plants really show up and show out in a really GREEN way! Did you know that you have a one in 10,000 chance of finding a Four-Leaf Clover in your entire lifetime? The Four-Leaf Clover is a rare variation of the common three-leaf clover. According to tradition , such clovers bring good luck, though it is not clear when or how the tradition got started. The Four-Leaf Clover is one of the most common good luck symbols in the Western world. The four leaves represent hope, faith, love and luck.
How much do you know about lucky clovers? Here are 10 interesting and unusual facts about Four-Leafed Clovers including tips on how to help you find them:
1: True Four Leafed Clovers have three leaves which are the same size and one that is smaller.
2: Some say that Four Leaf Clovers give the holder the ability to see fairies.
3: Some relate them to when St. Patrick used them to explain Christianity to the Irish.
4: Most People do not know that Shamrocks and Four-Leaf Clovers are not one in the same.
5: Four -Leaves come from a mutated-recessive gene.
6: Warm weather tends to heighten the chances of the mutation.
7: They tend to occur in groups of many.
8: Many times Lucky Clovers have more than Four leaves. This makes one even luckier.
9:The Guinness Book Of World Records recorded a Lucky Clover with a whopping 56 leaflets!
10: There are Lucky Clover growing Kits that one may purchase to grow their own.