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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)

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