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!