St Patricks Day Gifts / February 17, 2019 / Francisca Mccarty
While it is true that February 14th is all about romance that particular holiday can sometimes put too much pressure on first-time daters. Needless to say it can prove more than awkward to head out on a first date on the day dedicated to lovers and passion. If you are not sure you want to deal with the kind of pomp and circumstance that goes along with a Valentines Day first date wait a month and you will not be disappointed. When you select the greenest of holidays as the backdrop for you first date you will find festive celebrations abound that can take the trouble out of planning and put the emphasis more on fun rather than romancing too heavily.
Do the Irish celebrate Saint Patrick s Day? Saint Patricks Day is a holiday for the Irish people. It is a bank holiday in Northern Ireland and a public holiday in the Republic of Ireland Montserrat and the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. In the rest of Canada the United Kingdom Australia the United States and New Zealand it is widely celebrated but is not officially a holiday. The Irish have observed this day as a religious holiday for thousands of years. Ireland s cities all hold their own parades and festivals. In recent years the celebrations in Dublin have been extended to a week-long event called St Patrick s Festival! Saint Patrick s Day is celebrated worldwide by Irish people and increasingly by non-Irish people (usually in Australia North America and Ireland) as well.
The Irish aren t much like the people that Irish Americans pretend to be on St Patricks Day. But please don t take our stereotypes away. We love them so. Descendents of those who immigrated during the Irish potato famines of the 18th and 19th century generally only have St Patricks Day to remind them of those long ago ancestral ties. We may not have any real understanding of the country at all. Still we must beg pardon of the modern Irish citizenry and continue our traditions. So with tongue in cheek every American who likes a mid-March excuse to celebrate professes to be partly of Irish ancestry.