Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day

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Here in America, the cultural phenomenon of St. Patrick’s Day involves a vast amount of our population. In fact it is often said that on March 17th, everyone is Irish!  The Roman Catholic feast day made it to U.S. shores in the 1700s, and as immigrants from the Emerald Isle continued to stream into New York and Boston in the 1800’s the holiday grew in popularity. There are now 36 million people of Irish descent living here, nearly 8 times the population of the entire population of Ireland – and the holiday has changed from a religious observance to a day of festivity and celebration.

The Wearing of the Green: The lush, rolling green hills of Ireland are celebrated on St. Patrick’s Day with green permeating every aspect of the day. From parade floats to cupcakes, from green beer to shamrock plants, green is the honorary color. It is a well-known, recognized tradition that anyone not wearing the trademark color on St. Patrick’s Day may be “pinched” for their refusal to participate; and although the gesture is playful, it does illustrate how prolific the custom has become for all people, not just the Irish.

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If you are proud of your Gaelic heritage, there are many green plants and flowers that you can use to adorn your home or office accordingly. Green orchids, day lilies, roses, carnations, zinnias, chrysanthemums, and hydrangea are all popular blooms that create a unique aesthetic. Green trick dianthus and ivy leaves add texture and interest. But if you’d really like to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Albuquerque style, we recommend an arrangement of amazing green succulent plants. st. patrick's day

This St. Patrick’s Day, Peoples Flowers has all the green you’ll need to paint the town Irish! Whether to send friendship to your Irish friends or to decorate for the party, call our floral design experts to help. Slainte!

What Gifts to Give for St. Patrick’s Day

social copyIt is almost that time of year when green and white seem to appear just about everywhere. St. Patrick’s Day is nearly here, which is the perfect time to celebrate Irish heritage and the fun traditions that come with the holiday. From parades to toasts to eating green food, this holiday is the perfect reason to enjoy oneself with family and friends.

At Peoples Flower Shops, we also find that giving a gift of flowers can be a wonderful way to celebrate with those special people in life. Flowers can help add some color and decoration to a home or office and they are an excellent way to say, “I care.” We love helping customers find the perfect arrangements for St. Patrick’s Day. Here are a few of our favorites.

Light Green Roses

These stunning light green roses are wonderful for the feast day of the patron saint of Ireland. Calling to mind green and the luck of the Irish, these roses will look incredible in a vase in nearly any room of the house. The rose itself is a classic gift that people appreciate while selecting green makes it even more appropriate for the March celebrations. This gift is sure to put a smile on the face of the recipient.

Potted Plant

Potted plants tend to make excellent St. Patrick’s Day gifts because their lovely green color serves two purposes. First, people love the plant because the color is just right for the holiday. Secondly, the potted plant can live inside and continue to contribute to fresh air while also adding a bit of beauty to the area. Although the green of the plant perfectly matches the holiday, it also continues to look lively long after the holiday is over.

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Creative Green Cube

Many people enjoy using unique flower vases, such as a cube, to hold their arrangements. This cube features delightful blooms such as white roses, green “Kermit” poms, and some other beautiful green blooms. The green and white look fantastic together and create a unique look that will fit together on any table or desk.

Flowers make a spectacular gift for a number of different occasions, including St. Patrick’s Day. Celebrate with that special person in life by giving them a gift of some stunning flowers. It will light up their day and their home and get everyone ready to celebrate the luck of the Irish.