St Patricks Day Gifts / February 15, 2019 / Chris Burris
Americans have adopted this holiday like fanatics: wearing green drinking (green) beer and eating corned beef and cabbage (sometimes green too). In Chicago the Chicago River is dyed green for the holiday! St. Patrick s Day is a fun holiday filled with friends food and drinking. Not to mention a lot of green. If you have St. Patrick s Day parties or get together coming up for this holiday or want to plan ahead on what to wear here are a few ideas to make the your holiday clothing as festive as the rest of the day. Of course you will want to go all green. That great thing about this holiday is that just about every store you go to now has t-shirts shorts skirts pants and accessories to dress yourself up with.
Or you can also use a pretty ribbon and tie clusters of succulent plants such as Echeveria and then place them on the table. Surround the Echeveria with black rocks to add texture and contrast to your St Patrick s Day decorations. Another idea is to place a row of simple one potted Carmen succulent plants down the center of the table for décor. Then incorporate a combination of green and white votive candles along with pillar candles. This centerpiece will bring a sophisticated look to your St Patricks Day party table decorations while keeping within the green theme. According to the old saying everyone is Irish on St. Patricks Day.
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.