Come on in to Whole Foods Market and enjoy a Taste of something Irish. The Irish have observed St. Patrick’s as a holiday for over 1,000 years. On St. Patrick's Day, which falls during the season of Lent, Irish families would traditionally attend church in the morning and celebrate in the afternoon. Lenten prohibitions against the consumption of meat were waived and people would dance, drink and feast--on the traditional meal of Irish bacon and cabbage. Whether you are Irish, celebrate Lent, or just enjoy celebrating St.