Sham-rockin’ St. Patrick’s Day Traditions

New England Boiled Dinner recipe from Big American Cookbook by Mario Batali. Shamrock granny smith apples by Fun to Eat Fruit.

Sham-rockin’ St. Patrick’s Day Traditions

Everyone’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day! We’re wearing lots of green, feasting on corned beef and cabbage and snacking on—you guessed it—healthy Fun to Eat Fruit granny smith apples featuring lucky, four leaf clovers!

On St. Patrick’s Day, Irish Americans enjoy the traditional meal of corned beef and cabbage. Cabbage has been an Irish food staple, but did you know that eating corned beef and cabbage, also known in our neck of the woods as New England Boiled Dinner, is a fairly new tradition. During the late 19th century into the 20th century, Irish immigrants, living on the Lower East Side of New York, started eating corned beef as a less expensive substitute for their traditional dish of Irish bacon, according to History.com.

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Did you know leprechauns are known for their mischievous pinching? Fun to Eat Fruit Lucky Shamrock ApplesAccording to folklore, if you wore green on St. Patrick’s Day, it would make you invisible to leprechauns!

Shamrocks v. Four Leaf Clovers

This year, to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, we’re offering four leaf clovers on Fun to Eat Fruit granny smith apples! It’s such a healthy snack to enjoy on this holiday. Our customers order them for parties, dinners, to put in floral arrangements and as St. Paddy’s Day party favors!
When you find a four leaf clover, it brings good luck. A four leaf clover is a variation of the more commonly found three leaf clover, or shamrock, which is the traditional symbol of Ireland. The three leaf cover was used by St. Patrick to symbolize the doctrine of the Trinity. Four leaf clovers actually have nothing to do with St. Patrick’s Day. We selected it to spread faith, hope, love and luck to our customers.

Here’s a special blessing from our team to you:

May your pockets be heavy
Your heart be light
And may good luck pursue you
Each morning and night.
🍀Irish Blessing

Have a fun St. Patrick’s Day. How are you celebrating? Let us know in the comments below!

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14 Responses to Sham-rockin’ St. Patrick’s Day Traditions

  1. Stella March 14, 2017 at 2:27 pm #

    I never knew that I could be invisible to leprechauns on St. Patty’s day by wearing green! I think this year I will be wearing green and hopefully ordering some four leaf clover apples from Fun to Eat Fruit!

    • Beth March 16, 2017 at 12:13 pm #

      Awesome, Stella!

  2. Brent March 14, 2017 at 3:21 pm #

    LOVE the shamrock apples! Can’t wait for mine to arrive!

    • Beth March 16, 2017 at 12:15 pm #

      We’re thrilled you’ll be enjoying our shamrock apples for St. Patty’s Day! Yay!

  3. Brenda's Wedding Blog March 15, 2017 at 3:15 pm #

    Love those shamrock apples and I better go look for something green to wear on Friday (don’t want to get pinched). What a fun post!

    • Beth March 16, 2017 at 12:19 pm #

      Thank you, Brenda! There’s so much history and folklore about this holiday! Loved writing about it!

  4. Samika March 15, 2017 at 4:50 pm #

    I did not know that leprechauns were known for pinching! I guess I’ll have to find something green to wear!!! This is a fun post with a lot of interesting facts.

    • Beth March 16, 2017 at 12:20 pm #

      Hi Samika! Thanks for your kind comments! We didn’t know that about leprechauns either!

  5. Kara Abbey March 15, 2017 at 11:43 pm #

    YUMM I forgot about the traditional Irish meal to eat on St. Patty’s Day! I planned for steak fajitas on Friday, but I think I might have to get some corned beef & cabbage instead!!

    • Beth March 16, 2017 at 12:21 pm #

      We’re having corned beef and cabbage Friday night too! Enjoy!

  6. Amy-Jo Tatum March 16, 2017 at 5:57 am #

    Great post and a wonderful inspiration for St Patty’s Day!!!

    • Beth March 16, 2017 at 12:14 pm #

      Thank you, Amy-Jo! Have a great St. Patrick’s Day, too!

  7. Alyssa March 16, 2017 at 3:15 pm #

    Love those shamrock apples!

    • Beth March 16, 2017 at 3:44 pm #

      Thank you, Alyssa! Happy you like them!

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