Happy St. Patrick Day

Posted by Kristina Law on Mar 17, 2014

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Happy St. Patrick Day to you all.

Here some fun facts: Did you know? There are 34.7 million U.S. residents with Irish ancestry. This number is more than seven times the population of Ireland itself. Corned beef and cabbage is a traditional St. Patrick’s Day dish. Irish soda bread gets its name and distinctive character from the use of baking soda rather than yeast as a leavening agent. Lime green chrysanthemums are often requested for St. Patrick’s Day parades and celebrations. The first St. Patrick’s Day parade took place in the United States on March 17, 1762, when Irish soldiers serving in the English military marched through New York City. More than 100 St. Patrick’s Day parades are held across the United States. New York City and Boston are home to the largest celebrations.At the annual New York City St. Patrick’s Day parade, participants march up 5th Avenue from 44th Street to 86th Street. Each year, between 150,000 and 250,000 marchers take part in the parade, which does not allow automobiles or floats.

And even though we did not throw a St.Patrick Day parade here at Bel Aire Senior Living in American Fork,UT, we did have some fun.


Today our CNA's were wearing cute shamrock headbands to spread the happiness and cheer in our halls. As you can see, Sandra was one of them.

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But she was not the only one, we had all kinds of cute and very green decorations throughout our building. Our residents even enjoyed green cupcakes. St. Patrick's Day Cookie Bark is one of my favorites though.

St. Patrick Bark