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