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    St. Patrick’s Day: Celebrating Irish Heritage and Culture

    St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated annually on March 17th in honor of Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. The holiday has become a cultural and religious celebration for the Irish and those of Irish descent around the world, including here in Goleta.

    Saint Patrick was a Christian missionary who lived in the 5th century and is credited with bringing Christianity to Ireland. According to legend, he used the three-leafed shamrock to explain the Holy Trinity to the Irish people. The shamrock became a symbol of Ireland and is often used in St. Patrick’s Day celebrations.

    The holiday has been celebrated in Ireland for over a thousand years and was made an official Christian feast day in the early 17th century. It has since evolved into a more secular holiday that celebrates Irish culture and heritage through parades, festivals, and wearing green.

    May you have all the happiness and luck that life can hold — and at the end of your rainbows may you find a pot of gold.

    Irish Blessing

    Here in Goleta, there are many ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. You can start your day by enjoying a traditional Irish breakfast at one of the local restaurants that serve it. The breakfast typically includes sausage, bacon, black and white pudding, fried eggs, and soda bread.

    For breakfast, Cody’s Cafe is open from 7 am to 3 pm and will be offering corned beef and cabbage.

    In the afternoon, head to one of the many bars and pubs in Goleta that will be celebrating the holiday with special St. Patrick’s Day-themed drinks and food, such as Hollister Brewing Company.

    Or, for dinner, head to The Nugget in Goleta for Corned Beef & Cabbage.

    Or if you’re in the mood for a corned beef sandwich, head down to Norton’s Pastrami & Deli for 10% off – valid on St. Patrick’s Day only!

    Whether you’re Irish or not, St. Patrick’s Day is a fun and festive holiday that celebrates Irish culture and heritage. So put on your green and join in on the festivities here in Goleta!

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