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American Festival Customs
- Leprechaun and three leaf clover decorations are popular.
- Green clothes: Many people dress in green. Some bars dye the beer green. This is NOT done in Ireland.
- Clover shaped cookies and green cupcakes are available in bakeries for children to take to school parties. Green carnations are sold.
- Seamróg (pron. sham-RAWK) is known as the shamrock in the USA. They are flown in for the holiday from Ireland. The clovers are put on the windowsill or worn.
- Mint milkshakes called Shamrock shakes are available at McDonalds fast-food restaurants.
- All people, regardless of nationality, are encouraged to be Irish for the day. (1, 10)