St Patricks Day Gifts / February 17, 2019 / Blanche Durham
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 also set up schools and churches which would aid him in his conversion. How is the Patrick s day celebrated ? As a part of the celebration Many Irish people wear a bunch of shamrock on their lapels or caps on St. Patrick s Day while children wear tricolored (green white and orange) badges. Girls traditionally wore green ribbons in their hair (many still do). A three-leafed Shamrock clover was used by St. Patrick to represent the trinity like father son and holy spirit; also shamrock was considered lucky by Irish people. The shamrock was used by the Irish as a mark of nationalism when the English invaded the Celtics.
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.