St Patricks Day Gifts / February 18, 2019 / Bobbi Oneil
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.
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.