St Patricks Day Gifts / February 16, 2019 / Fran Petty
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.
But there is no reason to just stick to green. Look for different shades of green and throw some silver in there also. Pairing multiple shades of green together with even green shoes and accessories such as jewelry and hats is a fun way to get ready for St. Patrick s Day. If your girl find green tights to go with a green skirt and shirt add a vest as well and pointy shoes to be a leprechaun. There are great top hats in green with shamrocks on them or headbands with shamrocks on springs too. Guys can dress as leprechauns also using a vest green pants adding gold coins and chains. Such as a pocket watch or making a pot of gold to carry.
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.