St Patricks Day Gifts / February 17, 2019 / Lauri Cooke
On March 17 1762 Irish soldiers who served in the English military marched through New York City. The parade and music stirred their emotions and brought back memories of Ireland and fellow soldiers they had lost. Irish Americans began observing the holiday publicly in Boston and held the first St. Patrick s Day Parade (organized by the Charitable Irish Society) in New York City in 1766. Even today the St. Patrick Day parade is a mixture of religious beliefs and many people go to Ireland for the festivities fireworks and the parade. Parades take place in other places too: London Paris Rome Moscow Beijing Hong Kong Singapore as well as throughout the Americas.
While it is true that February 14th is all about romance that particular holiday can sometimes put too much pressure on first-time daters. Needless to say it can prove more than awkward to head out on a first date on the day dedicated to lovers and passion. If you are not sure you want to deal with the kind of pomp and circumstance that goes along with a Valentines Day first date wait a month and you will not be disappointed. When you select the greenest of holidays as the backdrop for you first date you will find festive celebrations abound that can take the trouble out of planning and put the emphasis more on fun rather than romancing too heavily.
If you are not quite at this point consider a nightcap of Irish coffee in front of a fire or candlelight or even green champagne to toast to good fortune. If you take the right steps you can turn St. Patricks Day into one of the most romantic holidays going. The festive atmosphere incredible food and beautiful music that surround this day do lend themselves to romance if you use your imagination to make it so. Any night can be perfect for a first date but if your idea is to ask a special someone out on a really unique occasion you cannot go wrong with St. Patricks Day. Few holidays offer a livelier backdrop for a date than this one.