St Patricks Day Gifts / February 18, 2019 / Shawn Mcgee
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.
We wear green and don t know why. We may live in communities that dye their rivers green or present bar patrons with green beer. Restaurants serve corned beef and cabbage amid leprechaun decorations or plastic pots-of-gold. This is a difficult dish to prepare: eat out! School children enjoy cupcakes of any flavor with green icing. Other snacks may be potato chips or potato sticks. Parties for St Patricks Day are sure to be decorated with green and white twisted streamers and four leaf clovers. Paper party goods are the only option for children s parties but some adult dinners feature Irish linen and good china.
Using wheat grass is another idea incorporating green table decorations at your St Patrick s Day party. Use wheat grass on your dinner table and then place votive candles sporadically within the grass. At the 5th Annual SAG Awards we did this type of flower arrangement on the tables. Be sure to place something underneath the wheat grass to keep the table dry. Also I suggest you use tea light votive candles to ensure there is plenty of room from the flame to the top of the glass votive candle holder. Why not add a bit of color to your wheat grass arrangement with succulent plants? You can place Zwartkop which has hues of purple within the grass.