Americans have been celebrating St. Patrick’s Day since long before the United States was a country. The Boston parade has been an annual event since 1737. In Chicago, sanitation workers dye the Chicago River green each year while in Savannah, Georgia, the city’s fountains take on an emerald hue. New York City’s parade is the largest in the world, with more than 150,000 marchers each year. Enterprise, Alabama, boasts the smallest St. Patrick’s Day parade in the country. It consists of one person of Irish descent, who carries the Irish flag one block from the courthouse to the Boll Weevil Monument (that’s a story for another day) and back.
In short, on St. Patrick’s Day everyone is a little bit Irish. So get ready for the annual “wearin’ o’ the green” this March 17 by planning a St. Patrick’s Day Tea with this Irish menu.