St Patricks Day Gifts / February 18, 2019 / Chris Burris
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.
While it is true that February 14th is all about romance that particular holiday can sometimes put too much pressure on first-time daters. Needless to say it can prove more than awkward to head out on a first date on the day dedicated to lovers and passion. If you are not sure you want to deal with the kind of pomp and circumstance that goes along with a Valentines Day first date wait a month and you will not be disappointed. When you select the greenest of holidays as the backdrop for you first date you will find festive celebrations abound that can take the trouble out of planning and put the emphasis more on fun rather than romancing too heavily.
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.