By Megan Murphy
March 12, 2019
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St. Patrick’s Day is considered by many to be one of the most spirited holidays of the year, whether your family descends from the Emerald Isle or not.

Known by history and by legend, Saint Patrick, the 5th-century patron saint of Ireland, used the three-leafed shamrock to spread the word of the Holy Trinity, successfully gaining Christianity converts along the way. To honor Ireland’s famed missionary, a cultural and religious celebration (also known as the Feast of Saint Patrick) is held on the date of his death: March 17.

Today, St. Patrick’s Day is observed all around the world — and is often associated with festive parades, leprechauns, green beer, and good luck (and we can all use a wee bit o’ luck, right?). Whether you’re Irish-American or just "Irish for the day," it’s a great opportunity to show your pride and let the good times roll.

Of course, you’ll want to capture the merry moments with pics of yourself decked out in head-to-toe green (or else you may get pinched!), bellying up to the bar for a pint, or digging into corned beef and cabbage with your best mates. Now you just need the perfect caption. Well, you’re in luck. If you’re spending St. Paddy’s (note: it’s not St. Patty’s!) with your partner, your drinking buddies, or your little leprechauns, here are a few clever and funny Instagram caption ideas for the ultimate celebration of Irish spirit. Sláinte!

St. Patrick’s Day Captions for Friends and Loved Ones

Kiss me, I’m Irish!

I'm not Irish, but kiss me anyway.

Irish you were here.

About to get lucky. *insert shamrock and wink face emojis*

A best friend is like a four-leaf clover: Hard to find and lucky to have.

Lucky me, I have you.

Found my lucky charm (better than a pot of gold).

Irish whiskey makes me frisky.

I think you’re neat. (drinking Irish whiskey neat)

Lucky AF.

Funny St. Patrick’s Day Captions for Eating, Drinking, and Being Irish

Paddy like the Irish do!

The leprechaun made me do it.

Don't worry, beer happy.

Take a pitcher. It'll last longer.

Green beer & St. Paddy's cheer!

The paddy don't start 'til I walk in!

Irish I had another glass of beer / whiskey!

Let’s sham-rock! *insert shamrock and rocker hand emojis*

Ready to get sham-rocked?

Eat, drink, and be Irish!

They’re always after me lucky charms.

Magically delicious.

Cute St. Patrick’s Day Captions for Babies and Kids

Little leprechaun’s first St. Paddy’s Day.

Cutest clover in the patch.

Wee bit Irish.

Little miss lucky charm.

Wee bit o’ trouble.

My little good luck charm.

Spirited St. Patrick’s Day Captions for Anyone Celebrating

Shamrocks and shenanigans for all!

The Irish do it better.

We’re all Irish today!

Irish you a lucky day.

Irish you a happy St. Patrick's Day!

Going green.

Green AF.

Bad puns on St. Patrick’s Day don't just shame you, they Seamus all.

“Luck is believing you're lucky.” – Tennessee Williams

“Luck be a lady tonight.” – Frank Sinatra

Irish Blessings and Proverbs to Use for a St. Patrick’s Day Caption

“There are only two kinds of people in the world: The Irish and those who wish they were.” – Irish Proverb

“May your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow, and may trouble avoid you wherever you go.”

– Irish Blessing

“May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light, may good luck pursue you each morning and night.”

– Irish Blessing

“May your day be touched by a bit of Irish luck, brightened by a song in your heart, and warmed by the smiles of the people you love.” – Irish Blessing

“For each petal on the shamrock this brings a wish your way: Good health, good luck, and happiness for today and every day.” – Irish Proverb

“Wherever you go, whatever you do, may the luck of the Irish be there with you!” – Irish Proverb

"If you're enough lucky to be Irish, you're lucky enough!” – Irish Proverb