St Patricks Day Gifts / February 18, 2019 / Laurel Hawkins
Just like St. Valentines Day St. Patrick s Day (i.e 17th March) commemorates the demise of the revered patronised Irish saint St. Patrick. So what is the legend behind St. Patrick which led to the association of a festival in his name and how is the day celebrated ? The story goes like this... Originally born (in later half of fourth century) to Roman parents in Scotland or Roman England (there are conflicting opinions regarding the place of birth) he was previously known by the name Maewyn Succat. He was given a Romanicized name Patricius leading to him being known as Patrick. Patrick was originally a pagan ( a non-believer of Christianity ). During his childhood he was kidnapped and sold as a slave to the Celtic Druids who then ruled Ireland.
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.
There is nothing however etched in stone that says the festivities cannot also include a few sweet gestures and an eye toward passion. If you want to dazzle your sweetheart and celebrate Irish roots whether you have them or not there is an excellent plan you can put into action for a holiday inspired night at home. It does involve a few steps and it will take some work on your part but the payoff will be a March 17th that you and your sweetheart will not soon forget. Step 1. The ask out. If you do not live together you will have to ask out your sweetheart.