St. Patrick’s Day is often one that brings people together, in the streets and in homes, with green costumes, drinks and lots of laughter. Although the day is one of celebration for people around the World, the day’s celebration originated in Ireland, in the early 17th century. The day celebrates the arrival of Christianity in Ireland and celebrates the ancestors and culture of the Irish.
Over the years, the celebration has become popular around the World, as people started wearing green attire and attending public parades and festivals in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. The day is now celebrated on March 17th, worldwide, and has taken a form of its own; businesses give freebies to their customers and host giveaways exclusively for St. Patrick’s Day.
If you want to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day the right way, we’ve compiled a list of products you must have to fit in when you attend the parades, festivals and celebrations:
1. Green Attire
This one is probably the most important accessory you can have — the color green. The color green is associated with Ireland and has been since the 1640s, when the flag used by the Irish Catholic Confederation contained mostly green. After a few change of colors in the 1780s, the Irish finally decided to go back to their roots and associate St.Patrick’s Day with the color green. Therefore, as a rule, you need to be wearing green if you’re planning on celebrating St. Patrick’s Day at parades, festivals or even at small get togethers.
Another very important accessory you have to wear during the St. Patrick’s Day celebration is a shamrock. The shamrock is used during the day’s celebration to represent the Christian doctrine of the Trinity when Ireland was in the process of accepting Christianity in the nation. You can wear the symbol with shamrock clothing, shamrock temporary tattoos, shamrock jewelry, or shamrock accessories like purses or badges. As long as you wear it, the day will bring you good fortune… it is the lucky flower after all!
DISCLAIMER: If you are not at your legal drinking age (21 years or older in the US) do not drink beer or any other form of alcohol.
If you are allowed to drink in your Country, it is custom to have a jug of beer while parading in the streets with friends. People parade the streets wearing all green, singing and dancing, and then get together for a drink. Sometimes, adults even drink while walking the parade, to bring it all together in celebration for St.Patrick’s Day. If you want to experience a real Irish St. Patrick’s Day but can’t go to Ireland, check out an Irish Pub near you to socialize and party with a real Irish crowd.
All in all, St. Patrick’s Day is a day of celebration for the Irish, but it doesn’t mean that others can’t join in the celebration as well. When Christianity came to Ireland, it was one of the happiest days for the Irish population, so why not celebrate their happiness with them?
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