St. Patrick's Day is celebrated each year on March 17th throughout the world. There are countless parades and other celebrations including the one held annually in New York City. Many people are unaware that this originated in Ireland in honor of Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, who lived from AD 387-461.
It is significant that this holiday is celebrated in countries such as Argentina, Japan, South Korea, Canada, and other nations throughout the world. This includes feasts, parades, and religious traditions. In all countries the shamrock is an important part of the decorations and it is said that St. Patrick one to explain the Holy Trinity in teaching religion. Other symbols associated with this holiday are leprechauns, wearing of green clothing, luck of the Irish, and corned beef and cabbage.
Leprechauns are part of the Irish folklore. They are said to work for fairies and are paid in golden coins, which they hide in pots. Tradition says that if one is seen they can be followed to find the treasure. The 'wearing of the green' is symbolic of Ireland, also called the 'Emerald Isle' due to its abundant greenery. In addition, green is the color of the shamrock and is part of the official Ireland flag.
To celebrate this special occasion many people gather together for a theme party. This can be a small or large event and there are abundant items available for this purpose. There are shamrock decorations, pot of gold supplies, balloons, st patricks day decorations, favors, invitations, tableware, and numerous other things that can make the party outstanding in carrying out the St. Patrick's Day theme.
Not to be forgotten is a St Patricks Day Costume for the event. Today it is possible to obtain fancy dress costumes that go from traditional to sexy. They are also available in all sizes, which make it possible for children and even the family dog to join in the celebration.
There are many excellent Adult and Kids costumes available. For example, a Leprechaun Costume includes a green top hat, green jacket, black pants, and green shoe covers. A Lucky Charm Costume is sexy and includes a dress, garters, pin, chocker and headband. There are many other choices regarding St Paddys Day Costume and Irish Green Costume creations, which carry out the holiday theme beautifully. In addition, it is possible to purchase things such as green striped stockings, top hats, green wigs, and other accessories to fit in with this special celebration.
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