1. Make everything green.
President O'bama is ready for St. Patrick's Day. pic.twitter.com/ngf50W4Ntu— The White House (@WhiteHouse) March 17, 2015
2. Host the Irish Prime Minister.
“This is one of my favorite times of year because I'm able to join with our friends from Ireland to celebrate the incredible bond that exists between our two countries.”
4. Commemorate the accomplishments of Irish Americans.
"The story of the Irish in America is a story of overcoming hardship through strength, and sacrifice, and faith." —Obama #HappyStPatricksDay— The White House (@WhiteHouse) March 17, 2015
To end the day's festivities, President Obama and Prime Minister Enda Kenny made final remarks that recognized the struggle the Irish overcame and praised their success in today's world. Prime Minister Kenny thanked President Obama for his ongoing support in Ireland's peace process and his immigration reform that improved the lives of 11 million Irish people.
"The improvement that the U.S. economy is making under your leadership, President, is essential not only to jobs and growth in the United States, but also to Ireland’s recovery and growth throughout the global economy."
-Prime Minister Enda Kenny
After the remarks, the Irish prime minister gave the U.S. president a bowl of shamrocks as a gift to continue the annual Shamrock Ceremony tradition.
5. Drink a beer.
"When Irish and Americans get together, there’s more than a diplomatic exchange. It is a family reunion."
Happy St. Patrick's Day! pic.twitter.com/EHitVeJ6mb— The White House (@WhiteHouse) March 17, 2015