Some couples choose
St. Patrick's Day as their wedding
day, and carry the Irish theme throughout, from
invitations to favors, blessings and traditions.
Be sure to wear green on St. Patrick's Day so you have
good luck and so you don't get "pinched."
Celtic Theme Celebrations for March 17, St. Patrick's
Celtic art, history and Irish themes are popular all
year long, but in mid-March, they become the focal point
for most restaurants and pubs in North America, Austrialia
and Ireland. In Ireland, St. Patrick's day is a religious
holiday, and only recently were pubs and bars in Ireland
allowed to be open to serve alcoholic beverages on March
the US and Canada, you'll find pubs filled with celebrants
quaffing pints of Irish ale, Irish meals and even green
beer. Ladies will wear green flowers, corsages,
Decorations of live shamrocks in bunches
and small pots will be in homes and restaurants and
shops will sell cards, decorations and more to help
March 17 is a BIG DEAL at pubs and restaurants
across the USA; New York and Boston hold spectacular
parades to celebrate St. Patrick's Day - not without
some controversy and plenty of merriment.
FLAG The Irish flag is divided into
3 equal panels, its colors representing the diversity
and heritage of the people of Ireland, and their struggle
for unity and peace.
Flag of Ireland - Symbolic Reference
green — Irish Catholics
white — Hope for peace
orange — Irish Protestants
|| Erin Go Bragh
RESOURCES Visit the links and articles
we've put together to create your own St. Patrick's
Day greeting cards, decorations, badges, gifts and favors.
Don't forget to click on the link to Ireland's Eye,
where you can view a special
webcam to watch for leprechauns year round on the
About the Author
Hansen is a graphic designer and freelance writer
of Irish-Norwegian-German descent.
Lee publishes Pastiche
Family Portal, a parenting
and family life web site, and Clip
Art n Crafts - family and classroom resources for art and crafts.