St Patricks Day Gifts / February 14, 2019 / Bobbi Oneil.
We wear green and don t know why. We may live in communities that dye their rivers green or present bar patrons with green beer. Restaurants serve corned beef and cabbage amid leprechaun decorations or plastic pots-of-gold. This is a difficult dish to prepare: eat out! School children enjoy cupcakes of any flavor with green icing. Other snacks may be potato chips or potato sticks. Parties for St Patricks Day are sure to be decorated with green and white twisted streamers and four leaf clovers. Paper party goods are the only option for children s parties but some adult dinners feature Irish linen and good china.
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.
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.
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.
Depending on where you live you are likely to find the potential venues for a St. Patricks Day first date are quite incredible. Some of the best options include: Parades. Some communities host rather spectacular parades to celebrate Irish heritage. Complete with horses floats marching bands and more the festivities can go on for hours and are generally as much fun for adults as they are for kids. After all who can resist a parade? Irish pubs. Most Irish pubs also double as excellent dinner venues especially on St. Patricks Day. The atmosphere found within is particularly lively on this holiday.