Happy St. Patrick's Day from the 19th century!
It's the 17th of March, which means the world is turning green in celebration of Ireland's patron saint. Patrick, who lived in the 5th century, is often credited with bringing Christianity to Ireland, even though this wasn't precisely the case. He did, however, have a substantial impact on the religion's spread, incorporating Irish culture and language to convert a large number of the remaining pagans.
Although none of the traditional St. Patrick's Day celebrations are taking place this year, there's no reason why you shouldn't celebrate at home. Here are a few ideas:
Tune in to an online event to enjoy an evening of Irish dancing and traditional music.
Put on your apron and try out some St. Patrick's Day recipes.
Read up on the history of St. Patrick's Day and the saint himself.
Take a fun quiz to see what you've learnt.
And, my favourite, check out some of the famous landmarks that have been turned green in honour of St. Patrick.
Click here to get started. And when the celebrations have come to an end, why not travel to the Emerald Isle in a good book, perhaps one set in the 19th century? With the luck of the Irish, you may even win an e-book in one of my giveaways.
To enter, find me on Bookworms Anonymous today, go to my Twitter profile and check out my pinned tweet, or simply subscribe to my blog.
Best of luck!
by Juliane Weber (@UnderEmeraldSky) 17 March 2021
PS. In case you missed it, check out my feature on DK Marley's Hist Fic Chickie blog here.
About Juliane Weber
Juliane is a scientist, turned medical writer, turned novelist. Her debut historical novel, Under the Emerald Sky, is the first book in The Irish Fortune Series, which is set in 19th century Ireland around the time of the Great Famine.
He's come to Ireland to escape his past. She's trying to run from her future.