Sunday, March 14, 2010

St. Patrick's Day

March 17. St. Patrick's Day. Who is this St. Patrick, anyway? Why, the Patron Saint of Ireland! It's a National Holiday in the Emerald Isle, and a provincial holiday in the Canadian Provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador.

In Ireland, people traditionally wear a small bunch of shamrocks on their clothing or hats. Girls may wear green ribbons in their hair.

Many countries, including the US, hold large parades on the Sunday before St. Patrick's Day. In Boston, there has been a parade there since 1737. Canada's longest running parade, in Montreal, began in 1824. Having attended both over the years, I can attest to the festival atmosphere that prevails!

34 million American have Irish ancestry, and that is nine times the population of Ireland in total. That's alot of Carnations!

Are you one of those who dislikes the Carnation, in any color? You'll have lots to choose from if you're looking for green flowers for the day. There are now beautiful green roses, tiny green button mums, and large green spider mums, to name just a f ew!

Bloomers has green flowers for your St. Patrick's Day celebration!

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1 comment:

trendy bride said...

I love the green roses !!