St Patricks Day Gifts / February 15, 2019 / Chris Burris
Remember St. Patricks Day falls on a Monday this year so a date request for this night is likely to surprise instantly. Excellent ways to go for the ask out include sending flowers with an invitation attached having a festive holiday gift basket with a formal invitation included delivered or simply picking up the phone and asking in your sweetest voice. Step 2. Set the menu. Unless you are really good in the kitchen I suggest picking up the phone and talking to a local restaurant about a menu. You can go with traditional Irish such as stew or corned beef or whatever happens to suit your tastes.
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.
He was the grandson of a priest and the son of a tax collector. As a teen in the early 400 s Patrick was captured and brought over from Scotland to be a slave in pagan Ireland. For six years he slaved as a shepherd herding pigs and sheep and began to have religious visions. While spending time in prayer Patrick found himself retreating back to the God he had learned about when he was younger. Inspired by a dream he successfully escaped his bondage and went back to England traveling throughout the region. How did it begin? Irish immigrants coming to America brought their love of Saint Patrick with them.