Stratford goes green for St. Patrick’s Day

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Gazebo Photo by Kaitlyn Neel

The cafeteria served green cake with four-leaf clover icing on Friday in observance of St. Patrick's Day.

Kaitlyn Neel, Gazebo Staff Writer

O’Neil McGean

There was plenty of green in the classrooms and hallways of Stratford on Friday.

It was St. Patrick’s Day.

Freshman O’Neil McGean celebrates his Irish heritage in his daily life.

He has several Celtic kilts. He embraces his name, O’Neil, which is an Irish clan.

St. Patrick’s Day is a well-known global holiday usually celebrated on March 17. It commemorates Saint Patrick, the foremost patron saint of Ireland.

St. Patrick’s revelers once believed wearing green made one invisible to leprechauns, fairy creatures who would pinch anyone they could see. So, if one did not wear green, they people would pinch them to remind them that leprechauns could see them.

When the Irish arrived in America, most did not have a lot of money. For meals, they would serve corned beef and cabbage.