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.
6. Green Beer. This American tradition should never be overlooked for the Irish at heart. Or skip the coloring and go straight for the Guinness. 5. A homemade Irish craft such as the Samhain Parshell or a carved turnip head would certainly be an unusual and unexpected St. Patrick s Day gift. 4. Luxury handmade Irish soap made with Irish rainwater and scented with heather moss sweet lavender or rose damask. Include luxury Irish creams for a beautiful gift set. Saint Patrick s day is a religious feast festival of Catholic christians having its roots in Ireland with the celebrations gaining significance in other countries particularly America and Britain.
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.