St Patricks Day Gifts / February 15, 2019 / Chris Burris
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.
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.
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.