Thursday, November 9, 2017

Happy St. Patrick's Day: celebration across the world and outer space

On 17th March of every year, millions of Irish people along with others celebrate Happy St Patrick's day wearing green jackets, shamrock adorned hats and ginger wigs. They all gather early morning into different pubs and bars to enjoy the day. To make the day a memorable one they celebrate the heritage and culture of the Irish people. St Patrick's day was originally a religious feast day but slowly it changes to celebrations of many interesting events. st, Patrick was a patron saint of Ireland and Christian missionary whose father was a deacon and grandfather was a priest. St, Patrick was a Scottish, not an Irish. He spent many years in Ireland converting many Irish pagans to Christianity before his demise on 17th March AD 461.

Happy St. Patrick's Day

st Patrick's day traditions:

By this time Happy St Patrick's day has become a global celebration day of Irish culture with festivities(a drinking occasion) along with so many entertainments. St Patrick used to explain the Irish pagans the holy trinity ( God appearing in 3 forms) and he successfully converted thousands of Irish into Christians. Happy St Patrick's day is celebrated as a national holiday in the Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. the day is widely celebrated globally especially UK, USA, North America, Canada, Australia.

st Patrick's day facts

Brazil, Argentina, and Malaysia, NZ.On this day restriction of eating meat and drinking alcohol has been relaxed. St, Patrick was never canonized by a church rather he became a saint by his reputation of good deeds and by some miracles shown from God. Patrick was born in a wealthy family in Ad 387 in Kilpatrick, Scotland and his real name was Maewyn Succat.

st Patrick's day history:

From history, it has been found that he was kidnapped by the Irish raiders at the age of 16 only and taken to Gaelic Ireland. He was a slave there and did the job of a the time of captivity, he learned the rituals and custom of druids--the people he eventually converted to Christianity. patrick is supposed to pray god 100 times a day and once he dreamt God who told him to escape from captivity of 6 years. Accordingly, he went to the coast where a ship was waiting for him. he returned home safe and sound. after returning home the young Patrick became a priest like his grandfather at the age 22 years only. He then engages himself in Christian missionary converting thousand of Irish pagans into Christians over the northern half of Ireland. St, Patrick would use shamrock --a three leaves plant, symbol of sacred to explain the holy trinity of God ( God appearing in 3 forms) for preaching the Irish pagans. He then built the huge number of churches in Ireland during his preaching.

Why do we celebrate happy st. Patrick's day

He was buried in Downpatrick on 17th March AD 461 and became the foremost saint of Ireland and remained as a source of many legends after his death.  Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland declared this day as national holiday being celebrated across the world and even outer space.St Patrick's day has also been honored by the astronaut in a space station in 2011 by playing flutes and whistles possessed by Irish. to make the day a remarkable one chairs head field took photos of Ireland and one floating astronaut wearing a green bow tie in a space station in the year Ireland.  Celebrations are held all over the country with the largest gathering in Dublin and Downpatrick. The events of the special parade, musical performance, dancing, horse racing and fireworks attract the Irish people tremendously.

Happy St. Patrick's Day

st Patrick's day in USA and Ireland:

In USA Happy St Patrick's day is widely celebrated across many states in Irish and Irish-American culture. in Chicago, thousands of people crowd in the bank of Chicago river dyed in green color to mark the occasion. In NewYork, a special parade is held in the 5th avenue with live bands to celebrate Happy St Patrick's day --dancers waving US flags and Irish flags simultaneously.If you are planning to celebrate the happy St Patricks day in the year 2018 you might wish to wear one or more of the following and attending in a pub or bar:
1) a shamrock
2) green clothing
3) a green top hat
4) green accessories
5) a ginger wig.

Happy St.Patrick's Day will be a source of inspiration to the Irish people in the years to come.
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Friday, February 10, 2017

St. Patrick's Day Parade 2018

St. Patrick's Day Parade 2018 Sponsor

The Irish Congress of Southern California is happy to get the charitable sponsors. The great sponsors are the main source of arranging 36th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. They are going to execute their commitment to the Irish community.

St. Patrick's Day Parade 2018

The Consulate General of Ireland helps in supporting Irish welfare in the Western US. This effort amplifies Irish economic interest. This occasion can develop relation between Ireland and the states of the Western US. Thus, it will make some easier system in traveling, living and job opportunity in Ireland.

For making this parade event successful, there need enough economical support. Different business organizations come forward to contribute in the parade. Below, some generous sponsors are introduced for honoring & thanking.

Presenting Sponsor: Guinness:

Guinness is popular for their beer brands. This brand is well known over 120 countries. They expect foreign customers in this occasion.

Festival Tshirt Sponsor: The Field Irish Pub

It is San Diego's most reliable Irish Pub and Restaurant. They have success in their good hospitality. Their team is always ready to welcome you.

Community Sponsor: Scottish Treasures, Coronado, California

They mark many exclusive products, which are unique enough. Exclusive ladies wear, jewelry and much more are remarkable items.

Support the San Diego St. Patrick's Day Parade through Sponsorship

The San Diego St. Patrick's Day Parade has remarkable amount of participants. This creates an opportunity to have fun for the whole family.

It is a great chance for promoting your business joining sponsorship of the Parade.

Even small business organizations have opportunity to take part. You need to book the festival sponsorship earlier the festival. There have some rules & regulations for the parade sponsors. Their rules are friendly for attracting your service or product to the consumers.


Volunteers play the vital role on behalf of the Irish senate. If you want to gift yourself or to others, volunteering would be a great idea. It will educate you something new which helps to make you more responsible. It also raises cultural awareness among your friends & family members.

Several volunteer committees work behind successful Parade. Volunteer committees feel proud to work for others. They also appreciate others who come to help them.

There have different groups with different responsibility. Each group is identified with experienced committee members for particular job assignment.

How do you take part as volunteer?

Are you interested to join as volunteer in the event? If you are willing, you can contact with Volunteer Coordinator by sending your CV. In your CV, don’t forget to send your team member number. Moreover, mention your interested helping area like Flag Raising, Beverage Servers, Photographer, Clean-up & Public Safety etc.

2017 NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade:

This year two organizations are proposed to Dedicated the Patrick’s Day Parade. The two organizations are one Catholic Charities & another one is New York State Police.

Both the organizations are about to 100 years old.

Catholic Charities , an association of several agencies. They have reputation in solving different troubles of New Yorkers in crisis situation. Their services are helping the hungry & destitute, supporting the physically and emotionally challenged.

New York State Police is working since 1917 with great service. They have developed law enforcement demand of the people of New York State. Now they are marked as a very popular organizations.

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Friday, January 6, 2017

St. Patrick's Day 2018

St. Patrick's Day is also known as the Feast of Saint Patrick. This day is a cultural and religious celebration for Irish people. People celebrate this day as their national and religious holiday. 

Every year on March 17, Patrick’s lovers celebrate this special day. This particular day is named after Saint Patrick. He was the saint patron of Ireland. In the Guinness world record book, the special day is called as Friendliest Day of the Year.

St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day is a national holiday in Ireland. This particular day is an official Christian feast day. The day is observed in honor of Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland.

March 17, is a public holiday in the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. In Manitoba, different Associations arrange three-day long festival of music & beautiful cultural program.

It is also celebrated all over the world. England, Canada, Argentina, Australia, New Zealand & United States observe the day also.

St. Patrick's Day Dresses:

For keeping the age-old tradition of the great celebration, people wear the green dress. This color represents the color of Ireland. In different cities of Ireland, people organize street parades. The festival covers public parades in different places. The participants wear green attire or shamrocks. People use leprechaun costume & wear green t-shirt designing good sayings. On that day, green t-shirt becomes the most wanted dress for all. Everybody want to express their support by containing green outfit. 

St. Patrick's Day dress

Girls like to apply non-toxic dye in their hair. Dance groups perform step dancing which is popular in Ireland. This step dance is charming & attractive. If you are planning to visit the event, try to book your ticket as early as possible. Tourists come from different countries to attend the parade. So, it becomes difficult for latecomers to manage suitable accommodation. It will also be expensive or tough for managing nearest hotels.

The entire country becomes a symbol of great discipline. Almost, in everywhere, green color makes the whole country greener. The green color makes the country as like a beautiful fresh garden. Many people bring their beloved pet animal with green decoration. People dye the rivers & ponds with green color. People also dye their food for eating with different taste. They also eat the green burger, hot dog, pastry & green drinks.

Most of all the stores become decorated with green balloons. For supporting the parade green cars join the event. The different team holds green flag & banner containing greeting words. Both sides of the roads become full of the spectator. Some acrobats show stick show, firework show, high jumping etc.

The sound of the parade creates a melody of bonding. Besides this parade, people enjoy this day by eating different traditional foods & drinks. Therefore, Many people try to eat Corn beef and cabbage for enjoying the holiday.

This important day is also celebrated in the United States. They also celebrate this day as like Irish and Irish-American culture. In the USA, this day is honored by keeping all kinds of official activities off. The day is commemorated with religious observances, street parades.

St. Patrick's Day Parade:

Annual St. Patrick's Day Parades create an opportunity to meet up with friends & family. It creates a great chance for an outdoor get-together. It seems like a national picnic. If you want to take part in the biggest street party of the year, don’t forget to join. People come from different cities wearing the green dress. Some people come with their full family to enjoy the carnival. The decorate themselves using same style & same dress. Even older people don’t want to miss the parade. They also perform the dance or body painting. 

St. Patrick's Day Parade

Young people bring their handy vehicle with beautiful flowers. It seems that the world’s largest flower garden is walking on the street. Different music band teams take part in the occasion. Their music makes the moment more enjoyable. Singers perform on stages with the different musical instrument.

Among any other national festivals, this day has popularity in different countries. Other festivals are also influenced by the pattern of this festival.

Some people try to make this celebration commercialized. So, many people have an objection against this commercialization. It can influence the occasion. As a result, the main concept of this festival may become diverted. As a result, the main purpose of this event was honoring St Patrick and Irish heritage. In some cases, many people say that out of Ireland some people misrepresent Irish culture. So, people want to keep the age-old tradition with precise manner. People want to keep this cultural arrangement according to Irish culture. If the occasion cannot be organized properly, next generation will be misleading.

But, there have lot’s of people who try to observe this occasion. Many Christians involve themselves in church servicing. They want to help other people in the church.

The Calgary Tower stands with new green CFL bulbs for this particular event. It makes the tower as like a green mountain. This kind of lighting represents environmental concerns. Different non-profit organizations take this lighting initiative.

Why Do We Celebrate St. Patrick's Day?

Irish people want to uphold their country to the tourists with this holiday. Irish culture & tradition development practice is also the main reason for this event. As a result, it helps to develop and establish Irish culture to the world.

The First Unofficial St. Patrick’s Day Parade:

15 men conducted the first unofficial parade in 1962. Among them, some were very famous businessmen. So, it was tough for them to arrange the program for the first time. Finally, they were able to complete their valuable event up to their expectation.

The Irish Fellowship Club with its members contributed enough in organizing the parade. They worked for decorating, fundraising to make the parade up to mark. That time Marie Eakins was only one women member who was one of the greatest members. It was very challenging for her that time as she was only one as a lady member. After all, she tried to play her role as a backbone for the unofficial Parade program. 

St. Patrick’s Day Activities:


Travel to Ireland: You can visit Ireland to take part in the national parade. You can go to Dublin, the capital city of Ireland. There five-day long festival takes place with magnificent programs. The entire city becomes crowded due to tourists arrival. If you want to avoid tourist-ridden streets of Dublin, go to the countryside. There you can enjoy the calm environment in a different pattern.

Eat Irish food: Eat corned beef, cabbage with soda bread to enjoy the original test of Irish food. This food is available in all restaurants with affordable price.

Enjoy Irish music: Many people try to play tin whistle, the uilleann pipes etc.

You can enjoy radio for listening to Irish music. Popular singers attend the public concert to entertain people. Different bands organize music festival for this important day. 

Warnings on St. Patrick’s Day:

    On this special day, alcohol consumption gets a spike. Different shops offer attractive price package for various drinking & beverage. Be sure that you are not drinking any poisonous drinking.
    Do not drive your car if you have consumed alcohol. Therefore, make sure your driver has not consumed alcoholic products.
    Enough security needs for that day as different people come to the event. Only expert volunteers can organize the event.
    Before joining the parade, learn the rules of the parade, Costume ideas, driving routes & rules.
    Everyone should ignore all kinds of commercialization targeting the holiday. All should uphold the main tradition & honor of the St. Patrick's Day. Otherwise, the main reason for this celebration will be inappropriate.
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