St. Patrick's Day - Green Festive Apparel
Finding the right amount of visible green to keep yourself from getting pinched on St. Patrick's Day can be a task. Check out these interesting items and celebrate pinch free!
What Am I Going To Wear?
Your peeps expect you at the local bar tonight for a green beer and you have no idea what you are going to wear to keep yourself from being pinched. Or you plan to leave directly from the office and don't have time to change. It can get really nasty too with the pinches when they are fueled with a lot of beer. It is important to find something to add to your outfit that doesn't make you look like a complete dork but still adds a little St. Patrick's Day flavor. Have you ever stopped to think why in the world are we celebrating St. Patrick's Day to start with? Come explore some great inexpensive St. Patrick's Day festive apparel and learn a little about the holiday while shopping.
Baby Apparel - No one would even think of pinching your precious little baby on St. Patrick's Day. They should still celebrate the day in style with one of these adorable outfits.
Rock It Out With ShamRock Accessories
The green shamrock is the most popular symbol of this day and you best make your green visible so you don't get pinched. You can find most anything with a green shamrock on it at this time of year. Hats, shoes, scarves and even green shades are all popular items to wear on this day.
Sequin Shamrock Hat - Try on a green glitter hat with metallic sequins for your night out. The metallic sequins reflect in the light for the attention seeker that you are.
Shamrock Sunglasses - The sun does not have to be out to wear these cool sunglasses with green plastic shamrock lenses.
Shamrock Heels - Both pairs of these shoes are the ultimate accessory for your evening St. Patrick's Day event. The heels are 5" chunky style or 5 3/4" classic platform with heel. If comfort is your thing then go with the chunky style. The all over green glitter will surely get you the attention you deserve with either pair.
Who Is St. Patrick Anyway?
St. Patrick was the Patron Saint of Ireland. He was Pagan up until he was captured by Irish Raiders and made a slave at the age of 16. He finally escaped after six years and fled to Britain where he became a priest. He decided to come back to Ireland as a missionary to teach the Pagans about Christianity. One of his tools was the shamrock. He used it as a guide to explain to them The Holy Trinity. He died in 460AD on March 17 after working for thirty years to convert Pagans to Christianity.
Americans celebrate St. Patrick's Day in the form of a party much more than those in Ireland. It was actually a very religious holiday with no pubs allowed open in Ireland up until 1995. The government realized that allowing pubs to be open and promoting tourism would help their economy. Most Irish families would start their day by going to church in the morning and celebrating the rest of the day with friends and family.
Going From The Office To The Party
Clover Satin Stripe Oblong Scarf - This beautiful white satin scarf has the magical green shamrocks all over it. It can be used as a scarf, head band, or belt / sash. It is a great accessory to your office attire. The scarf is 9" Wide x 60" Long.
Rare Jerry Garcia Neck Tie - This handsome tie will make you the hit of the office. It is a Limited Edition tie from the ever popular Jerry Garcia Collection Forty-three. When you get to happy hour your friends will know you have arrived in style.
- Over 3 million people attend the St. Patrick's Day parade in New York with more than 150,000 people actually participating.
- St. Patrick's Day became an official public holiday in Ireland in 1903.
It was first celebrated in Boston in 1737 by Irish immigrants.
In 2009 there was 26.1 billion pounds of beef sold and 2.3 billion pounds of cabbage sold to make traditional corned beef and cabbage on St. Patrick's Day.