Sure, they roll around at the same time every year, but somehow it’s still easy to be caught off-guard. Never again! Whether you’re planning ahead or at the very last minute, these handy holiday guides will help you make the most of your celebrations all year long.

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Why Do We Wear Green on St. Patrick’s Day?

Green wasn't even St. Patrick's Day's original color!

33 St. Patrick’s Day Quotes for Good Luck

"For the whole world is Irish on the seventeenth of March!"

12 St. Patrick’s Day “Facts” That Are Actually False

How much do you know about the history of St. Patrick’s Day traditions? Many of these popular St. Patrick's Day...

Why Four-Leaf Clovers Are Considered Lucky

Finding a four-leaf clover on St. Patrick's Day has got to be extra lucky.

11 St. Patrick’s Day Traditions That Will Bring You Luck

You've heard of the luck of the Irish, but how can you get as much good fortune as possible on...

St. Patrick’s Day in Pictures: How the World Celebrates

Take a look at how people all over the world celebrate the patron saint of Ireland on March 17. Then...

What Does Erin Go Bragh Mean?

Discover the origins of this common St. Patrick's Day saying.

How Did St. Patrick’s Day Become a Drinking Holiday?

The holiday somehow transitioned from a religious feast to a day where we drink green beer.

50 Deliciously Easy St. Patrick’s Day Food Recipes Everyone Will Love

St. Patrick's Day food is tasty and perfect for a the family. Our round-up of St. Patrick's Day recipes will...

St. Patty vs. St. Paddy’s—Which Is Correct?

Everyone has an opinion, but traditional language protocol may settle the debate.

21 Things You Didn’t Know About St. Patrick’s Day

The day we associate with massive amounts of beer drinking actually started as a religious holiday and—spoiler alert—St. Patrick wasn't...

The 16 Best St. Patrick’s Day Parades in the United States

Here are the best places to celebrate the rich history of Ireland—in America.

11 Leprechauns We Love

Be they mischievous or merry, these leprechauns have made their mark on our culture.

20 Incredible True Stories That Will Change How You Think About Luck

Think luck is just for the Irish? Enjoy these short, true stories that celebrate luck, coincidence, and the joy of...

9 Great Words You Never Knew Were Gaelic

More than 1.3 million Irish citizens still speak Gaelic—and whether you know it or not, you do too! Here are...

Cheers! 14 Fascinating Facts About Guinness Beer

"What do you mean (*hic*) Guinness isn't really black?"

17 Green Foods to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

Embrace your inner Irishman by whipping up one of these green-tinted treats.

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Green Eggs and Ham, Please!

7 green foods (there are some surprises!) to make for St. Patrick’s Day.

13 Bar Jokes and Stories for St. Patrick’s Day

1. Being Reasonable Everyone has a right to make money. A sign posted at a local pub reads Be safe:

13 Ways to Cook With Beer

1. For tastier corned beef and cabbage, add half a bottle of brown beer to the pot in which the

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6 Creative Food and Drink Ideas for St. Patrick’s Day

Go beyond cabbage and corned beef with these interesting options for celebrating St. Patrick’s Day.

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Irish Mashed Potatoes With Cabbage & Leeks

Try this unique take on the traditional mashed potatoes to celebrate your Irish heritage—or just because they taste great.

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Easy Irish Coffee

It’s fun to prepare this special drink in front of your guests and serve it with a flourish. [step-list-wrapper title=”How

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New Irish Stew

[quicklook-recipe prep_time=”20 min” cook_time=”90 min” serves=”6″ details=”” ] This classic celebratory dish gets a nutrition update — the proportion of

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Irish Soda Bread

St. Patrick’s Day wouldn’t be complete without a loaf of this traditional Irish bread, but don’t wait until it’s offered

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Irish Mint Brownies

Mint mousse and rich chocolate make a winning dessert.

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5 Corned Beef Recipes for St. Patrick’s Day

Corned Beef 'n' CabbageHave a St. Paddy’s Day celebration for two with this traditional combo from Connie Lou Blommers of

7 Delicious St. Patrick’s Day Recipes

Get in the holiday spirit.

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5 Tips for Hosting a Successful Party

Even if you’ve planned your party to the last detail, you might be missing the key ingredient that distinguishes a

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Irish Stew

Served with Irish soda bread, this makes a hearty St. Patrick's Day meal.