At FloralGifts4U I specialise in creating floral posies, bouquets and cupcakes from socks, bibs, washcloths, handkerchiefs etc.

Thursday, 17 March 2011

St. Patrick's Day - March 17th

Facts about St. Patrick's Day Holiday
  • St. Patrick’s Day is observed on March 17 because that is the feast day of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. It is believed that he died on March 17 in the year 461 AD. It is also a worldwide celebration of Irish culture and history. St. Patrick’s Day is a national holiday in Ireland, and a provincial holiday in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • In Ireland on St. Patrick’s Day, people traditionally wear a small bunch of shamrocks on their jackets or caps. Children wear orange, white and green badges, and women and girls wear green ribbons in their hair.
  • Many cities have a St. Patrick’s Day parade.Dublin, the capital of Ireland, has a huge St. Patrick’s Day festival from March 15-19, that features a parade, family carnivals, treasure hunt, dance, theatre and more. In North American, parades are often held on the Sunday before March 17. Some paint the yellow street lines green for the day! In Chicago, the Chicago River is dyed green with a special dye that only lasts a few hours. There has been a St. Patrick’s Day parade in Boston, Massachusetts since 1737. Montreal is home to Canada’s longest running St. Patrick’s Day parade, which began in 1824.

Here are some lovely St Patrick's Day items 
found on Folksy

By Loves a Good Yarn  

By NiftyKnits
By The Litt'lest Craft Shop
Here are some green items from my shop

Flannel Posy by FloralGifts4U

Ladies Sock Posy by FloralGifts4U


  1. I didn't know about the Chicago river being "painted", how bizarre. It often seems that the Americans celebrate our British traditions more than we do!

  2. Thank you for all the information, its amazing how other people celebrate! And thank you for including my shamrock in your blog!