We love the color red here at The Wagley Group, but with St. Patrick’s Day this weekend, we are seeing a whole lot of green! With this weekend will come festivities and celebrations galore. But what’s the history of St. Patrick’s Day? Where did it come from?
St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated annually on the 17th of March, the anniversary of the death of Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. St. Patrick was born in the late 4th century. His story is that of triumph and tribulation as he was kidnapped at the age of 16 and taken to Ireland as a slave. The triumph comes from St. Patrick escaping slavery! The story doesn’t end there, he returned to Ireland and is credited with bringing Christianity to the people.
The Irish have observed this day of celebration for more than 1,000 years. Traditionally, Irish families would attend church the morning of St. Patrick’s Day and follow up their afternoon with celebration. As St. Patrick’s Day falls during Lent, prohibitions against the consumption of meat were waived and the people would spend their afternoon dancing, drinking and feasting on the traditional meal of Irish bacon and cabbage.
St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in America vary from that of the Irish, with many cities celebrating in unique and fun ways. If you’re looking to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day right here in and around Lenawee, you don’t have to look far:
Friday, March 15th – Sunday, March 17th – ZZ’s Sports Bar and Grill will be celebrating all weekend long with Green Beer starting on Friday March 15th and corned beef and cabbage dinner served on Saturday and Sunday.
Saturday, March 16th @ 12:00pm – 12:00am – Club 223 will be hosting a Pre- St. Patrick’s Day Party. There will be party hats and green beads as green specialty drinks, corned beef and cabbage, shepard’s pie, and Irish stew.
Saturday, March 16th @ 6:00pm – Cotton Brewing Company will be hosting their 3rd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Party at the taproom – featuring live music along with food and drink specials.
Saturday, March 16th @ 7:30pm – The Adrian Eagles will be hosting a St. Patty’s Day Party featuring green beer and drink specials.
Sunday, March 17th @ 11am – Jerry’s Pub and Restaurant will be hosting their Annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration with Irish music, corned beef and cabbage, and drink specials.
Sunday, March 17th @ 12pm – Black Fire Winery will be hosting a St. Pat’s Party corned beef and cabbage dinner and new beer and wine releases. Call the tasting room for reservations and to order your dinner.
However you choose to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this year, may your celebrations be safe and joy filled. From all of us here at The Wagley Group, Happy St. Patrick’s Day!