St Patricks Day Gifts / February 16, 2019 / Cristina Pennington
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.
Many people use St. Patrick s day as an excuse to give others unique gifts. Most of those gifts have themes revolving around the Irish something green or sometimes even beer! But why not give a completely unique St. Paddy s Day gift that will be remembered and appreciated for a long time into the future? I m suggesting giving a digital picture frame as a gift this March 17. Think about it. You can customize a digital picture frame uniquely for the person you re giving it to by simply taking the time to pre-load it with pictures they re sure to appreciate.
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.