St Patricks Day Gifts / February 16, 2019 / Hester Higgins
On March 17 1762 Irish soldiers who served in the English military marched through New York City. The parade and music stirred their emotions and brought back memories of Ireland and fellow soldiers they had lost. Irish Americans began observing the holiday publicly in Boston and held the first St. Patrick s Day Parade (organized by the Charitable Irish Society) in New York City in 1766. Even today the St. Patrick Day parade is a mixture of religious beliefs and many people go to Ireland for the festivities fireworks and the parade. Parades take place in other places too: London Paris Rome Moscow Beijing Hong Kong Singapore as well as throughout the Americas.
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.
Hosting a dinner or party for any age group will be more politically correct when attention is given to actual cultural images. Celtic historical crafts and Gaelic lettered items as well as Celtic music will lend more accuracy. Folk dance or DVD s of popular dance could be offered for entertainment. More sophisticated guests might enjoy readings from the poetry of Ireland which is rich and varied. Most of us will descend into the habit of bad Irish accents and excessive imbibing. It is the American way. Don t drink and drive. What Is Saint Patricks Day? Saint Patrick is a patron saint of Ireland.