Are you suddenly feeling lucky? If not, you might be when St. Patrick’s Day arrives tomorrow! Break out your best green attire, attend a parade and then prepare a traditional Irish meal to celebrate the special occasion. Did you know the color associated with St. Patrick’s Day started off as blue? It’s true. The term “wearing of the green” was derived from the idea of putting a shamrock onto your clothing, which is why green is now associated with the celebration.

Aside from the color green, there are other long-held traditions associated with St. Patrick’s Day. And, while traveling to Ireland would be the ideal way to experience them, there are a couple of Irish bed and breakfasts who could get you in the spirit. If one day of revelry isn’t enough, check out The Irish Inn, located in Ozark, IL. From Irish music to traditional tales around the fireplace, Innkeeper’s Brian and Lynn McCreery will be showing their pride the entire month of March. Your taste buds will be tantalized by a feast of their own traditional recipes for their Downpatrick Corned Beef and Scots Irish Stew; and, each morning you’ll be greeted by a full Irish breakfast.

Fitzgerald's Irish Bed & Breakfast, Painesville, OHFitzgerald’s Irish Bed & Breakfast, Painesville, OH

Get the St. Patrick’s Day party started at Fitzgerald’s Irish Bed & Breakfast, located in Painesville, OH. Innkeeper’s Tom and Debra Fitzgerald are hosting a traditional celebration featuring tasty foods from the old country and sweet sounds provided by an Irish whistle player. If you’re still looking for the ultimate authentic experience, Tom and Debra can oblige. They’ve been organizing group trips to Ireland since 2002.

St. Patrick’s Day is the perfect excuse to try out a few traditions. Besides, you might stumble upon a four-leaf clover and find your pot of gold. You may not be Irish, but your eyes will be smiling!

Need a little “green”-spiration for St. Patrick’s Day? Look no further than our Pinterest board!

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