St Patricks Day Gifts / February 15, 2019 / Eve Callahan
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.
In fact if you wanted to make it fit in with the St. Patrick Day theme why not go onto Flickr or one of the other photo sharing sites and find all the funniest St. Paddy s Day pictures you can? I m sure there s no end of comical pictures cartoons and even movie clips that you could load up onto your digital picture frame. This could also be a great gift for someone in your office. Load it up with funny jokes and you ll keep your co-workers entertained for weeks to come. Digital picture frames come in all shapes and sizes so you ve definitely got a great selection to choose from. From large digital frames 15" across and larger all the way down to unique digital frames that hang on your keychain to travel clocks ideal for the business traveler you can give a digital frame as a useful gift to pretty much anyone you put your mind to.
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.