St Patricks Day Gifts / February 15, 2019 / Fran Petty.
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.
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.
6. Green Beer. This American tradition should never be overlooked for the Irish at heart. Or skip the coloring and go straight for the Guinness. 5. A homemade Irish craft such as the Samhain Parshell or a carved turnip head would certainly be an unusual and unexpected St. Patrick s Day gift. 4. Luxury handmade Irish soap made with Irish rainwater and scented with heather moss sweet lavender or rose damask. Include luxury Irish creams for a beautiful gift set. Saint Patrick s day is a religious feast festival of Catholic christians having its roots in Ireland with the celebrations gaining significance in other countries particularly America and Britain.
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.
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.