One old Irish blessing says, “May the road rise up to meet you, may the wind always be at your back, may the sun shine warm upon your face, and rains fall soft upon your fields, and until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of his hand.” This is what the Patron Saint of Ireland, St. Patrick always canonized to the masses, especially Christians. No matter how festive this weekend is, Tuesday, March 17, will be a grand party day for all.
Almost every street of Ireland, Great Britain, the USA, Canada, Australia, Argentina, New Zealand, and other nations of the world are festooned with green and emeralds all over, recognizing the Irish heritage and St. Patrick’s contributions towards endorsing Christianity. Illustrating the concept of Holy Trinity via shamrock (a sacred species of three-leaved clover) and epitomizing the comeback of Spring, St. Patrick’s Day focuses on everything to be green. There is a divine metaphorical explanation St. Patrick elucidated representing how the Father, the Son, and the Holy Trinity could be separate elements of the same entity. You can get to know some interesting intrinsic and extrinsic details here.
Adhering to our theme of going green this Patrick’s Day, here are few fascinating ideas that you can adopt, spending a purposeful day.
Attend Parades in green: Quite basic and popular, green clothing is important or you can say an essential part of this day. Almost everyone’s wardrobe owns a green outfit for sure. Pick one and dress yourself into your favorite green shade (preferably the lush ones) right from the morning for attending Patrick’s carnivals and parades in town. In fact, this is a great occasion to add new (green) apparels to your closet.
Donning hats, ribbons and scarves: Do you know that St. Patrick had never put on green attire (as per ancient folklore)? However, his influential teachings through the shamrock led people wear a green ribbon in that century. Try buying a green hat and creating a cute shamrock ribbon at home for you and your kids. Green neckties for boys and men are also fresh ideas.
Adorn with emeralds: The most sparkling and precious way for a woman to relish is embellishing with emerald and peridot jewelry. Emeralds shine the most during parades and day-time festivals. Even men promote the color with green beaded necklaces around their neck.
Paint faces: Face painting is fun with kids and youth. Organize a competition for your kids and their mates at your place showing their creativity with green paintings on canvas or faces.
Eat shamrock and Irish delicacies: Go vegan this grand feast day. Let your breakfast and dinners be dished up with salads, soups, and desserts constituting cabbage, spinach, kale, and other green veggies. Here are few flavorsome and healthy dishes you can try at home and serve to your family and friends.
Drink green: Raise a toast with green drinks and cocktails in your glasses. Most outdoor pubs and bars serve you tantalizing beer and whiskeys having a green color. Partying with Irish whiskey and coffee is also an intoxicating thought.
Themed parties: Celebrations will be started this weekend only. Go and enjoy Irish music and dance with your friends. Various party hubs host themed events for the occasion. Here is a list of places where you can spend your weekend.
Festivities are all around the globe, enforcing the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day. Stand out and make the most of this holiday. Wishing you a Greener merriment!