Today is the day, 17 March marks Saint Patrick’s Day, however, the parades and parties are canceled and most of us are closed on our homes, but the show must go on. Today we will explain how to turn your home greener for Saint Patrick’s Day and still celebrate this day . It will for sure be a different day and one to remember.
Saint Patrick’s Day, patron saint of Ireland, is a feast day celebrated March 17. Born in Roman Britain in the late 4th century, he was kidnapped at the age of 16 and taken to Ireland as a slave. He escaped but returded about 432 to convert the Irish to Christianity. By the time of his death on March 17, 461, he had established monasteries, churches, and schools.
It was however the emigrants, particularly in the United States, who transformed Saint Patrick’s Day into a celebration of the Irish. Cities with large numbers of Irish immigrants, created the most extensive and extraordinary celebrations, which included elaborate parades. Boston held its first Saint Patrick’s Day parade in 1737, followed by New York City.
And today we will give some tips to celebrate this iconic day at your home
Your Own Parade
One of the symbols of this day is the shamrock, so make sure there enough of them spread throw your home. If you dont have any, just print some pictures of the internet. The intention is what counts.
The Irish Music
Music is often associated with Saint Patrick’s Day. From ancient days of the Celts, music has always been an important part of Irish life. The Celts had an oral culture, where religion, legend and history were passed from one generation to the next by way of stories and songs. So to celebrate this day, just pump up the radio or the modern streaming services, and enjoy irish music while dancing alone or with your loved ones.
In Celtic folktales, leprechauns were cranky souls, responsible for mending the shoes of the other fairies. Leprechauns were known for their trickery, which they often used to protect their much-fabled treasure. As they are a sumbol of Ireland of course they are celebrated this day.
Knowing all above, we can now undersatnd why is green the color to use this day, some say is because Green is the color of the shamrock, (symbol of Ireland). Others say that a traditional Irish legend held that wearing green made you invisible to leprechauns. Amazing right?
Greener Your home
One way to turn your home more green, is to use plants, the greener the better. There is no need for big efforts, just grab a big or small green plant that already have in some corner and give it some spotlight today, this will do the job. This way you truly celebrate life in full way.
Other way to make your house rooms more green, is to use green furniture, the more the better, you can get sofas, chairs, consoles or green tables to green up your living room or dining room.
As we learn above, Leprechauns love gold and will protect it at all cost, to celebrate this curious fable, we should also celebrate the thing they love the most, Gold.
Green All The Way
If you have the time and truly wanna go full on this day, get everything green. Paint the walls, get the green furniture, plants. This way you can celebrate this day, everyday.
Another tip, this one we love, is to choose green lamps, you can use them all around the year and will always became more special this days.
A handmade lamp built with materials such as brass and aluminum. Brass was used on the body, whilst aluminum was chosen for the shade. The aluminum shade is lacquered and can be green or any other color on the outside and matte white on the inside, while for the body a nickel-plated finish was chosen.
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