Saint Patrick’s Day (Saint Paddy’s Day) has been celebrated on March 17th every year since 1631 to honor Ireland’s patron saint. And thanks to social media platforms like Reddit, Facebook, Twitter, etc, every year Saint Patrick’s Day memes go viral, and boy are they hilarious.
Stay ahead of the curve this Saint Patrick’s Day with some of these never before seen hilarious memes. Many of them focus on popular Saint Patrick’s Day stereotypes, especially wearing green, myths associated with Saint Patrick and of course, drinking all day.
Nothing compares to the joy of having a good laugh with friends and family. This Saint Patrick’s Day, may the luck of the Irish bring you and your loved ones lots of laughter!
Saint Patrick’s Day Memes: Do you have any Irish heritage?
Over the years, the Irish have built prominent communities in the United States, particularly in the East, as well as countries like Canada, Australia, Argentina and the United Kingdom. This matches with where the Irish immigrants mainly settled around the world.
But, this doesn’t mean there aren’t Saint Patrick’s Day celebrations in other parts of the globe. You’d be surprised to see how far these leprechauns travel, and how much festivity the holiday brings across the world.
Many of these people aren’t even Irish, which is something a lot of people find humorous and talk about in hilarious Saint Patrick’s Day memes. Here are some hilarious Saint Patrick’s Day memes about Irish heritage.
Is Saint Patrick’s Day an Excuse to Drink a Lot?
Admit it, a lot of us use Saint Patrick’s Day as an excuse to drink a lot, and unfortunately, we’ve become the butt of hilarious Saint Patrick’s Day memes. While pub culture is huge in Ireland, it’s safe to say that the American celebration includes a lot more drinking.
Bars and nightclubs take the Saint Patrick’s Day theme to another level, even offering green-colored shots and beers keeping with the holiday. Many people meet up with friends to watch sporting games and even paint their faces in celebration.
These are some hilarious Saint Patrick’s Day memes about this common Saint Patrick’s Day activity:
Hilarious Saint Patrick’s Day Memes: “Do You Like Corned Beef & Cabbage?”
When most people think about traditional Saint Patrick’s Day foods, they think about corned beef and cabbage, but did you know that dish isn’t Irish?
Shepherd’s pie, potatoes and soda bread are considered typical Irish foods. As for meat, Irish bacon was a popular choice for Saint Patrick’s Day.
By the time the first waves of Irish immigrants arrived in the United States, the only housing they could find was in the slums. This also meant they couldn’t afford expensive cuts of meat.
In these same slums, Jewish immigrants sold corned beef, a cheaper option that was somewhat reminiscent of their Irish bacon. Thus, the culture of corned beef and cabbage started in the U.S by Irish American migrants.
These are some of the most hilarious Saint Patrick’s Day memes about Saint Patrick’s Day food:
Memes about “Myths associated with Saint Patrick”
Like most legends and subsequent holidays, there are a lot of myths and misconceptions surrounding the origins of Saint Patrick’s Day. By now, you might have heard the one about a priest driving snakes out of Ireland, or that Saint Patrick is Irish.
The most famous Saint Patrick’s Day myth is, of course, the one about catching leprechauns. Many people don’t even know Saint Patrick didn’t even wear green! (He wore blue).
Here are some hilarious Saint Patrick’s Day memes about myths associated with Saint Patrick’s Day:
Saint Patrick’s Day Memes: “Are you wearing green?”
Wearing green is a popular practice for Saint Patrick’s Day, particularly in the United States. This doesn’t come from Saint Patrick ever wearing green though because he actually preferred blue.
Some say it’s because of Ireland’s lush landscape and its ‘Emerald Isle’ moniker. Others say it’s because it makes you invisible to leprechauns so they can’t pinch you.
Whatever the case is, here are some hilarious Saint Patrick’s day memes that will crack you up:
Hilarious memes about Parades on Saint Patrick’s Day
Saint Patrick’s Day parades are held all over the world. Of course, the most renowned Saint Patrick’s Day parade takes place in the capital of Ireland, Dublin, and is broadcast worldwide.
The largest Saint Patrick’s Day parade takes place in New York City where a large number of Irish immigrants settled in the 1840s. Nearly two million people spectate the parade in New York City every year!
Other major cities like Chicago, London, Buenos Aires, Montreal, Auckland, Sydney and Munich have also put together their own parades. Singapore is the newest city on this list: its first Saint Patrick’s Day parade was held in 2006.
Interestingly enough, Montserrat, a tiny Caribbean island, is the only other country (besides Ireland) to declare Saint Patrick’s Day as a national holiday.
Now, here comes the hilarious Saint Patrick’s Day memes you’ve been waiting for:
Hilarious memes about “Commercialization of Saint Patrick’s Day”
It’s no secret that Saint Patrick’s Day has been highly commercialized, especially in the U.S. Companies take advantage of the holiday to seek profit, from Saint Patrick’s Day-themed party supplies such as balloons, plates, cups, and napkins, as well as merchandise such as green clothing, T-shirts, socks, hats, and tattoo stickers. Not to mention those green drinks, green chocolate coins or shamrock-shaped lollipops—it’s normal to see a sea of green.
What are your plans for Saint Paddy’s Day?
Saint Patrick’s Day is usually spent in a festive mood. Many people look forward to the Saint Patrick’s Day parade in their city, and end the day at sports bars and pubs.
Others spend it with family cooking traditional Irish foods to keep close to their roots. Homes, offices and businesses are often decorated with Saint Patrick’s Day decor, and some people play Irish music.
Religious services are also held, along with the gathering of friends and family to honor Saint Patrick. Yet, there are always some people who like to stay home on Saint Patrick’s Day.
Love is sharing a meme
As the Irish say, “A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures for anything.” Why not spread some cheer with your family and friends by sending some hilarious memes this Saint Patrick’s Day? May the blessings of Saint Patrick be upon you. Enjoy the food and drinks, and happy Saint. Paddy’s Day everyone!