“There are only two kinds of people in the world,” an Irish saying goes. “The Irish and those who wish they were.” But for 24 hours on March 17, that saying is a pot o’ blarney. On St. Patrick’s Day, everyone is Irish!
St. Patrick’s Day was originally a feast day for Ireland’s patron saint and was celebrated only in Ireland before the 1600s. It evolved into a secular holiday in the mid-1700s when Irish immigrants in the United States started holding some of the first St. Patrick’s Day parades. Much more than shows of patriotism, the parades were an opportunity for Irish immigrants to make a political statement about their discontent with their low social status in America. Today, St. Patrick’s Day is a pancontinental celebration of Irish culture abounding with festive food and traditions.
But why all the green? According to some historic accounts, blue was the first color associated with St. Patrick’s Day, but in the 17th century, green began to be more prevalent since it was one of the colors in Ireland’s tri-color flag which had been used in the flags of several Irish revolutionary groups throughout history. Ireland is known as the “Emerald Isle,” so named for its lush green landscape, and it is also the color of spring and the shamrock.
Shower your friends and loved ones with green this St Patrick’s. The Saint Patrick’s Green Carnations 200 box contains 8 bunches of 25 carnations each. Each carnation is 20″ inches long, perfect to pair with a few sprigs from the Mixed Greens Combo Flowers. Tie them with a green ribbon, and for 24 hours everyone will be Irish!
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