St Patricks Day Gifts / February 15, 2019 / Shawn Mcgee
You are likely to find not only an excellent meal but also live Irish music and plenty of holiday cheer. You and your new sweetie might have a hard time hearing each other over the commotion but if you really want to kick up your heels an Irish pub is the place to be on March 17th. Daytime picnic. If a little romancing is on your mind and the weather cooperates a daytime picnic in a park can prove perfect for this occasion. Consider a light lunch under the clouds and a hunt for four-leaf clovers. No matter what type of venue you choose do not forget to greet her with flowers. A holiday gift basket can also provide the perfect ice breaker.
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.
Thus a shamrock is given lot of reverence in Ireland. Leprechuans or Irish fairy people are also associated with St. Patrick s festival. In Irish mythology a leprechaun is a type of elf said to inhabit the island of Ireland. In recent times the St. Patrick s Day celebrations in Dublin have been extended to a week-long event called St. Patrick s Festival encompassing a spectacular fireworks display (Skyfest) open-air music street theater and the traditional parade. Over one million people attended the celebrations in 2004. St. Patrick s Day is celebrated worldwide by the Irish and those of Irish descent.