St Patricks Day Gifts / February 15, 2019 / Eve Callahan
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.
When it comes to St. Patrick s Day there can never be too much green or flair. It s a great holiday to go over the top and be a green leprechaun or a happy shamrock. March 2006 - Gift Ideas for St. Patrick s Day One may ask whether it is appropriate to give gifts in celebration of St. Patrick s Day. For most of us gifts are not necessary. However for the Irish at heart gifts are a celebration of their heritage. Is it possible to develop a top ten list of St. Patrick s Day gifts? Of course! My recommendations are as follows: 10. A CD of celtic music gets every St. Patrick s Day party rollicking.
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.