St. Patrick’s Day – What is it? who was St. Patrick? and Paragon’s Menu

Paragon Bar, Grill, Live Music Celebrates St. Patrick's Day

Paragon invites you to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

Who was St. Patrick

From record, there isn’t a whole lot of information known about St. Patrick’s early life. Basically, he was born into a fairly wealthy Romano-British family in the fourth century (long time ago). When he was sixteen, he was kidnapped by Irish raiders an held on the West coast of Ireland for some time. According to historic records, he was then told by God to flee from captivity and return to Britain and upon his return he joined the Church in Auxerre in Gaul to study to be a priest.

In 432, he went back to Ireland to teach, this time as a Bishop, not a kidnapped teenager. It was written that he used the shamrock to explain the Christian doctrine of the Trinity to the Irish people. After about thirty years in Ireland, he died on March 27th 461 and buried at Downpatrick.

But why do we wear green?

The original color associated with St. Patrick was blue, but over time, green ribbons and shamrocks were used as early as the 17th century and many traditions have since grew. The green represents the shamrock, which St. Patrick used frequently to teach and over time, as his “popularity” increased, more and more people began associating green with St. Patrick over blue.

Traditions around the world

All over the world, different people celebrate St. Patrick’s Day differently, but in Seattle there are tons of different things going on and a few great resources to find out what, when, and where its all happening.

The Examiner: Seattle Irish Week

The Seattle Times: 14 Ways to Celebrate Irish Week in Seattle

The Seattle Times: St. Patrick’s Day Parade

St Patrick’s Day Menu

March 15th – March 18th

Corned beef and cabbage

Slow Guinness braised corned beef with red potatoes, cabbage and baby carrots

Sheppard’s pie

Savory ground pork casserole with a fluffy potato crust baked to perfection served with a side salad

Bangers and mash

Grilled English bangers served with mashed potatoes and sweet peas

Irish Nachos

Crispy fried waffle fries topped with cheddar cheese, bacon, green onions, and pickled jalapeƱos

Soda bread

House made soda bread, baked fresh

And of course, Paragon will have live music as always, no cover and a whole bunch of Irish fun and great cocktails and beers for all of you honorary Irish men and women this holiday.

 

 

We must remind you, please have a safe and wonder St. Patrick’s Day!

 

Please Drink Responsibly.

 

– Paragon Management