Celebrating St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day is a global celebration that often involves beers and parades. You'll find people wearing green all over the world on March 17, with New York City hosting the largest St. Patrick's Day celebration and smaller events usually taking place in Dublin, Ireland; Tokyo, Japan; and Buenos Aires, Argentina. Here are the foods to try, where to plan your travels to in honor of the holiday, and the origin story behind it.

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    The history behind St. Patrick's Day

    The history of St. Patrick's Day dates back hundreds of years, and our modern iteration is vastly different from the St. Patrick's Day celebrations of yore.

    The history behind St. Patrick's Day

    The history behind St. Patrick's Day

    St. Patrick's Day is historically a religious day that was made popular by Irish American immigrants in the 1700s.

    Irish travels to consider

    Ireland is often called the Emerald Isle because of its luscious green landscapes. The Cliffs of Moher are a must-see for visitors in search of picturesque views.

    Irish recipes you can't miss out on

    Irish culture is known for its hearty cuisine, from stews and shepherd's pies to potato pancakes. Here are some of the most delicious Irish foods you should consider trying.

    What to expect out of Irish pubs on the holiday

    Many Irish pubs nationwide are ready to serve up traditional pub fare this St. Patrick's Day. Three pub workers said it's a tiring but fun time to be on call.

    Famous Irish sayings — and what they really mean

    The Irish are known in the US for their quick-speaking and heavy accents. They've also got a few unique phrases and words, such as "craic" and "eejits."

    Celebrities you didn't know were Irish

    For St. Patrick's Day, here are 17 celebrities you might not know have Irish roots.

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