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Friday, September 16, 2016

Halfway to St. Patrick's Day

 for foodie fun!

A new holiday is spreading the globe: Halfway to St. Patrick's Day. With its Irish origins, Halfway to St. Patrick's Day is set to become the next great Celtic holiday for the Fall.


Raise a Glass on September 17th for Halfway to St. Patrick's Day

Events take place all over the globe from Sept. 17 - 22. Plenty of time to grab a pint, put on the Irish music, bask in the season's green glow!

Halfway to St. Patrick's Day finds its roots in "Arthur Guinness Day" or "Arthur's Day," which celebrates that patron saint of beer, Arthur Guinness himself. All over the world,  people raise their glasses to salute the man, the beer, and the fact that we are halfway to our favorite celebration of Irish customs, drink, and food!

People will not look forward to posterity who never look backward to their ancestors.
                        ~Edmund Burke

Irish culture includes customs and traditions, language, music, art, literature, folklore, cuisine and sports associated with the island of Ireland and of the Irish and Northern Irish people. Particularly famous examples of noteworthy works are those of James Joyce, Bram Stoker, Jonathan Swift, Oscar Wilde and Ireland's four winners of the Nobel Prize for Literature: William Butler Yeats, George Bernard Shaw, Samuel Beckett and Seamus Heaney.
Source: Culture of Ireland

Click the banner at left for Irish traditions, history, folklore & more!

http://www.thecheerybaker.com/2014/03/12/baileys-mint-chocolate-poke-cake/ Now you don't have to wait until St. Paddy's Day with the new halfway mark just waiting for your enjoyment. If your preference is not gathering with friends in a pub, tavern or bar, there is always the FOOD! Try some of the following just for starters:
Slow-Cooker Corned Beef & Cabbage

Bangers and Mash
Irish Brown Bread
Slow-Cooker Beef Stew
Irish Creme Bundt Cake

Of course, the image at right resembles something simply irresistible. That's the Baileys Mint Chocolate Poke Cake! If this cake recipe is not of your fancy, just click HERE for MORE!

What do you think about this 'halfway holiday'? Share your thoughts in a comment!

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