Updated: Apr 21, 2022
Are you feeling lucky, pup? St. Patrick’s Day is tomorrow, and while the true history of this holiday involves less leprechauns and more patron sainthood, there is no shortage of fun to be had with your pet!
Here are a few wee things to keep in mind. ;)
· The shamrock plant is toxic to dogs, so be careful if your celebrations include very realistic decor.
· Everyone knows it’s bad luck not to wear green on St. Patty’s Day, and that includes your pet! Accessorize with these shamrock print collars and bandanas or check out this guinea pig leprechaun costume for peak cuteness!
· While many St. Patrick's Day festivities are canceled or modified due to Covid, that doesn’t have to stop the fun! Find a pet-friendly Irish pub and celebrate with friends over a socially distanced pint.
Did you know?
In different cultures, certain animals represent luck and good fortune. In India, elephants are seen as lucky, as they are connected with the Hindu deity Ganesh, the god of success and remover of obstacles. In Japan and other Asian cultures, cranes are known as the "bird of happiness", a symbol of longevity and good luck.
Blue was originally the color associated with St. Patrick, but in 1798, green was adopted as the official color for the holiday.
St. Patrick’s Day is always celebrated on March 17, regardless of the day of the week.