St Patricks Day Gifts / February 15, 2019 / Alta Gentry
On March 17 1762 Irish soldiers who served in the English military marched through New York City. The parade and music stirred their emotions and brought back memories of Ireland and fellow soldiers they had lost. Irish Americans began observing the holiday publicly in Boston and held the first St. Patrick s Day Parade (organized by the Charitable Irish Society) in New York City in 1766. Even today the St. Patrick Day parade is a mixture of religious beliefs and many people go to Ireland for the festivities fireworks and the parade. Parades take place in other places too: London Paris Rome Moscow Beijing Hong Kong Singapore as well as throughout the Americas.
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.
Hosting a dinner or party for any age group will be more politically correct when attention is given to actual cultural images. Celtic historical crafts and Gaelic lettered items as well as Celtic music will lend more accuracy. Folk dance or DVD s of popular dance could be offered for entertainment. More sophisticated guests might enjoy readings from the poetry of Ireland which is rich and varied. Most of us will descend into the habit of bad Irish accents and excessive imbibing. It is the American way. Don t drink and drive. What Is Saint Patricks Day? Saint Patrick is a patron saint of Ireland.