St Patricks Day Gifts / February 18, 2019 / Laurel Hawkins
If a big loud and lively celebration of this holiday is to your liking you will have the luck of the Irish on your side if you take a few steps in advance. To keep things relatively simple consider basic appetizers green beer and plenty of green derbies vests and Kiss Me buttons. A local Irish restaurant should be able to help you with the appetizers. Some hearty Irish stew is always a hit too. Do not forget to turn on some traditional Irish folk music and set the tone so your guests can cut a rug and dance a jig. Do expect to welcome up the sun the next day though. This kind of party can turn out to be a bigger hit than you might expect.
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.
You are likely to find not only an excellent meal but also live Irish music and plenty of holiday cheer. You and your new sweetie might have a hard time hearing each other over the commotion but if you really want to kick up your heels an Irish pub is the place to be on March 17th. Daytime picnic. If a little romancing is on your mind and the weather cooperates a daytime picnic in a park can prove perfect for this occasion. Consider a light lunch under the clouds and a hunt for four-leaf clovers. No matter what type of venue you choose do not forget to greet her with flowers. A holiday gift basket can also provide the perfect ice breaker.