Saturday, March 17, 2012

Its St Patrick's Day here!

Its time for another festival and parade time here in New York!!
This time its St Patrick's Day here and as I just saw on the Internet that its celebrated everywhere in the world... but for the rest of my frenz back in India...what is St Patrick's Day all about?
Firstly its a predominantly Irish festival and is a cultural and religious holiday celebrated on the 17th of March..
It commemorates Saint Patrick, the most commonly recognized of the patron saints of Ireland, and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland....
The day is generally characterized by the attendance of church services, wearing of green attire and the lifting of restrictions on eating, and drinking alcohol, due to which one sees a lot of drinking and celebrations on the road during the parades and the festivities!
In New York because of a very substantial Irish crowd, there is a very impressive St Patrick's day Parade in the middle of Manhattan which i missed last year becoz we'd just arrived and it fell on a weekday...so my dear husband saw it while at office and I came to know of it at the end of the day!
this year it falls on a Saturday and my enthusiasm is all up and running!!
will put up the photographs once the parade is done!
Now a bit about the patron saint... St Patrick is believed to have been taken captive by Irish traders to Ireland and sold as a slave there...
it is also believed that he was told by God to flee captivity and run to the coast where he would find a ship bound for Britain...that's what happened and he came back to Britain and studied to be a priest...
Later he was sent back to Ireland as a bishop to try and convert the polytheist Irish to Christianity...
According to Irish folklore, one of his teaching methods included using the shamrock (a three leaved plant) to explain the Christian doctrine of the Trinity (Father, Son and the Holy Spirit) to the Irish people. Hence the green color and the three leaved shamrock plant became a sign for St Patrick's Day celebrations!
This green color and the shamrock on clothes and signs have been a part of the Irish rebellion as well!
So here is my contribution to a few things green in fashion,food, decor!!
YENJOY!!!


how about a green themed party?



with green accent pieces....









and green drinks....




green food....


green cookies....


 a green icecream?


a green cupcake?


a green dress code...



or a lovely green coat!


an amazing green bootie!

awesome green nails....



green eye makeup!


a lazy green companion.... who has the option of turning into a prince...

like this?  ;-)

or this?  :-)






2 comments:

  1. thanks marro for the info.. have seen much st patricks celebrations but always wondered what it was all about.. (too lazy to do a google search..!! ) looking forward to some photos.. :)

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  2. hahaha..i am here to give u all the info u need-its a learning process for me too coz i used to wonder as well!
    and saffu it was way toooooo crowded to get any good fotos! :-/

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