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Happy St. Patrick’s Day From AntiquityNOW!

st-patricks-day-clipart-2It’s time to put on your green and celebrate the Feast of St. Patrick! Whether you plan on traditional festivities harkening back to the original religious holiday of the 17th century, or you want to party USA style by enjoying some corned beef and cabbage and green beer, at Antiquity NOW we say, “Éirinn go Brách!” Here are some links to help you celebrate the green isle: Continue reading

St. Patrick’s Day, Leprechauns and Human Folly

Image courtesy of jpmpinmontreal on Flickr.

Image courtesy of jpmpinmontreal on Flickr.

So it’s the wearin’ of the green time again.  In the United States (which in the 18th century took a religious holiday and turned it into a green phenomenon) it’s when everyone claims Irish ancestry for the day.  Just look around and see all things Irish today: green bagels, green beer, green cupcakes and even a green Chicago River. Continue reading

Bon Appetit Wednesday! Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day With Ancient Irish Oatcakes

oatcakesMonday, March 17th is St. Patrick’s Day and regardless of nationality many people will don their greenest outfit and celebrate with a pint of green beer. Some may even enjoy a meal of corned beef and cabbage with potatoes, a traditional Irish feast. However, if you want to celebrate in a truly authentic Irish way, throw out the green beer, ignore those potatoes and have some ancient Irish food. The fact is, although the potato is often associated with Ireland, it is actually Peruvian and only came to Ireland in the early 1600s. And green food coloring in your beer won’t bring you any closer to the heart of the Irish. Enjoy some oatcakes with butter and a tall glass of milk and you’ll be sitting down to a meal the Irish have eaten for thousands of years. Continue reading