St Patricks Day Gifts / February 18, 2019 / Fran Petty
He was the grandson of a priest and the son of a tax collector. As a teen in the early 400 s Patrick was captured and brought over from Scotland to be a slave in pagan Ireland. For six years he slaved as a shepherd herding pigs and sheep and began to have religious visions. While spending time in prayer Patrick found himself retreating back to the God he had learned about when he was younger. Inspired by a dream he successfully escaped his bondage and went back to England traveling throughout the region. How did it begin? Irish immigrants coming to America brought their love of Saint Patrick with them.
The Irish aren t much like the people that Irish Americans pretend to be on St Patricks Day. But please don t take our stereotypes away. We love them so. Descendents of those who immigrated during the Irish potato famines of the 18th and 19th century generally only have St Patricks Day to remind them of those long ago ancestral ties. We may not have any real understanding of the country at all. Still we must beg pardon of the modern Irish citizenry and continue our traditions. So with tongue in cheek every American who likes a mid-March excuse to celebrate professes to be partly of Irish ancestry.
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.