The symbolic meaning of St Patrick’s Day

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St Patrick’s Day is a cultural and religious holiday celebrated on 17th March to commemorate Saint Patrick, the saint that brought Christianity to Ireland. The day is generally characterized by attendance of church services, wearing of green attire and lifting of Lenten restriction on eating and drinking alcohol that is often banned during the rest of the season. The color green is generally associated with St Patrick day, wearing shamrocks and shamrocks inspired designs is a feature of this day. Lenten prohibitions against the consumption of meat were waived and people would dance, drink and feast – on traditional meal of Irish bacon and cabbage. St Patrick’s Day party supplies provide you with all the various party decors to help you enjoy the party to the fullest.

To help you adorn yourself ideally for the party St Patrick’s Day party supplies brings to you garlands and tattoos all symbolic with the print of traditional shamrocks to uphold the symbolism of the festival. On this occasion there is a tradition of wearing green all over the world and so all the party goers arrive to the celebration in green.

There are a lot of things that highlight the importance of this day like the shamrock, the harp, the color green and the Celtic cross. Each of these items has an importance on this day of festivity.

With the shamrock, Peter used it to depict the doctrine of Trinity that God is three in one. The shamrock is used by the people as they suppose it to bring good luck. The color green is used on St Patrick’s Day as Ireland is a land full of mist and rain and by wearing the green color people pay tribute to this country. The harp being associated with Ireland from long is also played on St Patrick’s Day as a part of the celebrations.

The Celtic cross revered by the people who celebrate St Patrick’s Day came into existence when sun, a powerful Irish symbol, was added by Patrick on the cross so that in the process of converting to Christians the Irish do not forget their old beliefs.

St Patrick’s Day party supplies, available over various portals and supplied by vendors the world over, provide with all the party decors and symbolic items to make your occasion special.

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This article was published on 2012/03/01