St Patricks Day Gifts / February 18, 2019 / Bobbi Oneil
Do the Irish celebrate Saint Patrick s Day? Saint Patricks Day is a holiday for the Irish people. It is a bank holiday in Northern Ireland and a public holiday in the Republic of Ireland Montserrat and the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. In the rest of Canada the United Kingdom Australia the United States and New Zealand it is widely celebrated but is not officially a holiday. The Irish have observed this day as a religious holiday for thousands of years. Ireland s cities all hold their own parades and festivals. In recent years the celebrations in Dublin have been extended to a week-long event called St Patrick s Festival! Saint Patrick s Day is celebrated worldwide by Irish people and increasingly by non-Irish people (usually in Australia North America and Ireland) as well.
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.
Americans have adopted this holiday like fanatics: wearing green drinking (green) beer and eating corned beef and cabbage (sometimes green too). In Chicago the Chicago River is dyed green for the holiday! St. Patrick s Day is a fun holiday filled with friends food and drinking. Not to mention a lot of green. If you have St. Patrick s Day parties or get together coming up for this holiday or want to plan ahead on what to wear here are a few ideas to make the your holiday clothing as festive as the rest of the day. Of course you will want to go all green. That great thing about this holiday is that just about every store you go to now has t-shirts shorts skirts pants and accessories to dress yourself up with.