Aside from getting into the frame of celebratory mood and donning all manner of Irish themed novelty clothing such as Irish sweaters, St Patrick’s Day also is a day for remembering Irish culture and heritage and sharing it with our vast family connections around the world. Nowadays with the vast Irish Diaspora and many people immigrating to far off lands the significance of Ireland’s national holiday is now more apparent. Aside from the festivities, parades and celebrations of Irish culture it is the day that throws into focus Irish heritage, culture and traditions and brings to mind the many citizens living far from home. The holidays wide ranging international popularity highlights the vast reaches of Irish influence and culture over the centuries and today is celebrated in all manner of both traditional and non-traditional imaginative ways.
Aside from the main celebratory aspect of the day with the many parades happening worldwide, to many of us the national holiday reminds us of our heritage, family ties and culture. With such emphasis on our heritage and family, St Patrick’s Day can be a great occasion to surprise someone you love with impromptu Irish gifts. Whether for fun or for more personal familial reasons you will find a range of Irish related gifts available in many online Irish themed stores as well as local shops. From traditional Irish gifts such as Celtic themed jewellery, brooches, beads and special St Patrick themed charms to a selection of St Patrick themed Waterford crystal and homeware items, Aran sweaters, Celtic and Irish themed scarf’s and designer clothes
And if you want to mark the day in a celebratory and carefree fashion you along with your family and friends can mark the day in a fun way with a selection of Irish themed gag gifts such as novelty t-shirts, hats and St Patrick’s day/Irish novelty gifts, souvenirs and memorabilia for a lighthearted twist.
And so whatever St Patrick’s Day means to you, be it a traditional holy day, a day to remember your country of birth and its heritage and traditions wherever you are, a day to think of family far from home or just a day to take lightly and have fun celebrating what it means to be Irish in your own imitable fashion, there are gift ideas and fun items to help you achieve it. From partaking in giving fun gag gifts, novelty pieces that celebrate, note the day to dressing the part in a fun crazy way for the parades, to indulging in more traditional Irish gifts that help to bring your family heritage and national pride to the fore, there are many gift items to mark the occasion.