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Irish Festival Customs
- Drowning of the Shamrock In the afternoon and evening after church for men the shamrock, a three-leafed clover, is dropped into whiskey, picked out and thrown over the left shoulder. It is eaten to give sweet breath.
- Seamróg Picking The clover is worn on the shoulder in honor of the day
- Television programs on Saint Patrick and Irish culture are run.
- Irish gaelic greetings are exchanged by some.
- Saint Patrick emblems are worn on clothing.
- Decorations Little girls wear green hair ribbons and some boys wear a harp badge.
- Shillelaghs a wooden walking stick, are displayed. Shillelagh decorations are seen. (1, 3)