St Patricks Day Gifts / February 15, 2019 / Alta Gentry
Remember St. Patricks Day falls on a Monday this year so a date request for this night is likely to surprise instantly. Excellent ways to go for the ask out include sending flowers with an invitation attached having a festive holiday gift basket with a formal invitation included delivered or simply picking up the phone and asking in your sweetest voice. Step 2. Set the menu. Unless you are really good in the kitchen I suggest picking up the phone and talking to a local restaurant about a menu. You can go with traditional Irish such as stew or corned beef or whatever happens to suit your tastes.
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.
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.