Celebrating our Diversity: Ireland ☘️

Celebrating our Diversity: Ireland ☘️
National Days

St Patrick’s Day is observed every year on 17th March. The event started as a religious holiday, but over time it’s become a celebration of Irish culture☘️☘️☘️.

St. Patrick was a real person, but some of the traditions associated with him and the holiday are actually myths. For instance, you’ll often see the four-leaf clover on St. Patrick’s Day. However, according to legend, Patrick used a three-leaf clover, or shamrock, as part of his teachings. Even though it's possible for a shamrock to grow a fourth leaf, a four-leaf clover is just considered a symbol of good luck.

Chicago green river

The colour green is often associated with St Patrick’s Day - this tradition is tied to folklore that says wearing green makes you invisible to leprechauns, which like to pinch anyone they can see. Some people also think sporting the colour will bring good luck, and others wear it to honour their Irish ancestry. Some places go all out with their celebrations, such as in Chicago where they dyed their river green to honour Irish culture, or in Sydney where they illuminated the opera house in green!

Another traditional way of celebrating St Patrick’s day is through food! 

Delischool will be running a special menu as detailed below:

Chef Rizzal at JB Campus will be preparing:

  • Irish Lamb Stew with Mashed Potato, Celery and Leek 
  • Irish Roast Chicken with Potato and Mixed Veg
  • Vegetable Cottage Pie with Salad 

Chef Asrul at EP Campus will be preparing:

  • Irish Beef Stew with Roasted Potato and Confit Carrot
  • Lamb Shepherd’s Pie with Mixed Salad and Garlic Bread
  • Potato Reuben Fritters with Thousand Island and Mixed Salad
Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone!

Have the St. Patrick's Day ☘️celebrations made you think about the possibility of studying in Ireland? In our blog Iseult tells us why she chose Ireland as her higher education study destination and you can find out more about studying medicine in Ireland in this article 'Ten Surprising Facts about the Irish Medical Degree'.