St Patricks Day Gifts / February 17, 2019 / Cristina Pennington.
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.
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.
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 are some excellent choices for this holiday. If a fun first date that does not put too much pressure on romantic performance is to your liking St. Patricks Day can deliver. This holiday offers a lively lighthearted atmosphere that can make a date day or night one that will never be forgotten. In keeping with the green theme for your St. Patrick s Day party I thought I would provide you with some ideas for your dinner table decorations using succulent plants. However please note that in this article about St Patrick s Day decorations green will be referred to as good for the environment green.
So how can you get in on the act and celebrate the green on this most festive of holidays? It is a little easier than you might think. In fact if your idea of celebration involves throwing a party you are in luck. There are some excellent ways to usher in this holiday in grand style. What kind of party to throw exactly will depend a lot on your particular style. You might desire a lively and rowdy gathering of friends to celebrate March 17th a small gathering or even a very intimate affair with just you and someone special. I have some ideas that can help you in all three cases. So how do you get started? Pick your flavor of party and go from there of course. Here are some of my favorite ideas depending on the size of the party in question: Big and lively.