Happy St. Patrick's Week
We hope you all are having a great week and finding fun ways to celebrate the upcoming St. Patrick's Day holiday. At Charlotte's Best Nany Agency this is one of our favorite holidays since we have a lot of Irish people that are a part of our team. Since St. Patrick's Day is coming up on Friday we have put together a blog featuring information on events in town to attend to celebrate St. Patricks day with your family, arts and crafts ideas, and a little history on St. Patrick's Day.
St. Patrick's Day Events
St. Patrick's Day on Main Festival in Rock Hill will feature live Irish music, dance performances, a Kids Zone, and plenty of food and beverages in downtown Rock Hill SC
St. Patrick's Day at UNCC Botanical Garden will be held this Friday from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Enjoy free music and refreshments. From 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. the UNC Charlotte Brass Quintet will perform, and from 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., the UNC Charlotte Saxophone Quartet will perform in the Susie Harwood Garden Gazebo. Coffee and donuts from Dunkin’ Donuts. Free
Shamrockin in the Village will be held at Ballantyne Village Friday from 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm. This event will feature games, music, and more in celebration of the Irish holiday.
Charlotte Goes Green Festival in Uptown Charlotte at 10:00 am. This festival will be held before, during, and after the St. Patrick's Day Parade, and will feature fun for the whole family.
St. Patrick's Day Parade will be held at 11:00 a.m in Uptown Charlotte and will feature many Irish organizations, marching bands, dancing and more. This is one of the best parades Charlotte has all year.
Leaping Leprechauns at Reedy Creek Nature Preserve. If you find them all, you win a prize. Intended for kids age 5-10. Free.
St. Patrick's Day Treasure Hunt will take place at McDowell Nature Preserve. This is a FREE self-guided treasure hunt. This treasure hunt will take place from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Arts and Crafts
Please visit our St. Patrick's Day URL for Arts and Crafts Ideas at https://www.pinterest.com/charlottesbestn/st-patricks-day/
History Q. & A.
What is St. Patrick's Day? St. Patrick's Day is also known as the feast of St. Patrick and is an Irish cultural celebration. held every year on March 17th, Which is the traditional death date of St. Patrick (You do not have to share that part with the children if you do not want to.
When is St. Patrick's Day? St. Patrick's Day is held every year on March 17th, Which is the traditional death date of St. Patrick (You do not have to share that part with the children if you do not want to).
How do we celebrate St. Patrick's Day? We celebrate St. Patrick's Day by wearing green, going to parades, eating traditional Irish foods, and watching or participating in traditional Irish dancing.
Why do we wear green on St. Patrick's Day? We wear green on St. Patrick's Day as a tradition. The story goes that St Patrick's revelers thought wearing green made them invisible to leprechauns and fairies. People also started pinching those who did not wear green as a reminder that leprechauns would pinch people not wearing green.