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Why Do Americans Eat Corned Beef On St. Patrick’s Day?

White House St. Patrick's Day

Corned beef is a St. Patrick’s Day meal staple in the U.S., but how did this holiday tradition begin? Irish immigrants began eating the salty beef dish while celebrating their nationality on St. Patrick’s Day in the 1800s, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Beef was a luxury their ancestors in Ireland were likely unable to afford — Irish farmers ...

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Watch: President Trump Participates in the Shamrock Bowl Presentation by the Prime Minister of Ireland

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump receive the Shamrock Bowl from Prime Minister Leo Varadkar of Ireland on Thursday. Prime Minister Varadkar of Ireland will present a bowl of shamrocks in a tradition begun in 1952 when Irish Ambassador John Joseph Hearne delivered a box of shamrocks to the White House on the feast day of the Irish ...

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President Donald Trump’s Schedule for Thursday, March 14, 2019

2018 Shamrock Bowl Presentation Donald Trump and Leo Varadkar

President Donald Trump will hold meetings with Prime Minister Leo Varadkar of Ireland Thursday morning then travel to the Capitol to participate in the Friends of Ireland Luncheon. In the evening, the president and first lady will host Prime Minister Varadkar for the annual Shamrock Bowl Presentation. Keep up with Trump on President Trump’s Schedule Page. President Trump’s schedule for 3/14/19 ...

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Krispy Kreme to Go Green on St. Patrick’s Day

Krispy Creme green doughnuts for St. Patrick's day

Green beer, green clothes and now .. green doughnuts for Saint Patrick’s Day as Krispy Kreme’s will offer green glazed doughnuts for the Irish celebration of spring but don’t hesitate – Krispy Kreme will only offer these Irish-themed treats March 17th.

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President Donald Trump’s Schedule for Thursday, March 16th, 2017

North Lawn fountain green for Saint Patrick's day

President Donald Trump’s Thursday will be filled with discussions and celebrations of Saint Patrick’s day and the Irish-American relationship. The president will start with a bilateral meeting with Taoiseach Kenny (Prime Minister of Ireland) in the morning before he and Kenny head to the capitol for the Friends of Ireland luncheon with members of congress. Taoiseach and Mrs. Kenny will join ...

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St. Patrick’s Day – History, Traditions and Celebrations

Saint Patrick’s Day is rich in history, traditions, and celebration – some as Irish as the shamrock, others … American inventions. Saint Patrick – Myth, Legend and Truth The legend of Saint Patrick driving hordes of snakes from Ireland with nothing but a staff is more symbolic than historic. Ireland has no indigenous snakes so there would have been no ...

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