St Patricks Day Gifts / February 17, 2019 / Blanche Durham
A major parade takes place in Dublin and in most other Irish towns and villages. The three largest parades of recent years have been held in Dublin New York and Birmingham England. Parades also take place in other centers London Paris Rome Moscow Beijing Hong Kong Singapore and throughout the Americas. In the United States St. Patrick s Day would not be St. Patrick s Day unless the Chicago River is dyed green. Also St. Paddy s Day has little religious or historical significance. Established in Boston in 1737 it is essentially a time to put on a "Kiss Me I m Irish" button and parade drunken through the streets singing a mangled version of "Danny Boy" in celebration of one s real or imagined Irish ancestry.
There is nothing however etched in stone that says the festivities cannot also include a few sweet gestures and an eye toward passion. If you want to dazzle your sweetheart and celebrate Irish roots whether you have them or not there is an excellent plan you can put into action for a holiday inspired night at home. It does involve a few steps and it will take some work on your part but the payoff will be a March 17th that you and your sweetheart will not soon forget. Step 1. The ask out. If you do not live together you will have to ask out your sweetheart.
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.