St Patricks Day Gifts / February 17, 2019 / Gladys Hayden
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.
Thus a shamrock is given lot of reverence in Ireland. Leprechuans or Irish fairy people are also associated with St. Patrick s festival. In Irish mythology a leprechaun is a type of elf said to inhabit the island of Ireland. In recent times the St. Patrick s Day celebrations in Dublin have been extended to a week-long event called St. Patrick s Festival encompassing a spectacular fireworks display (Skyfest) open-air music street theater and the traditional parade. Over one million people attended the celebrations in 2004. St. Patrick s Day is celebrated worldwide by the Irish and those of Irish descent.