St. Patrick’s Day may be a nod to the Irish, but it is a uniquely American tradition because it was first celebrated, not on the Emerald Isle, but here, apparently either in Boston or New York. It is one of the most popular cultural holidays, so tip your hat to Ireland, tip the bartender who delivers green beer or thank the delivery person who conveys a charming fresh bouquet of flowers, replete with copious greenery, via bloomstoday.com.
More than 30 million Americans claim Irish heritage, but we can all wear green and imitate the Irish brogue for a day. Green is not only the most popular color in the world for all its presence in nature, but also Greenery is the official Pantone 2017 Color of the Year coded 15-0340. Fashion and home decor often follow the color experts, but St. Patrick’s Day stands solid for green on its day … in beer, flowers, rivers, clothing, jewelry, linens, dishes, nearly everything.
WalletHub.com conducted a survey of the best cities in which to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, comparing 200 cities for Irish pubs, lodging, weather and other criteria. Just so you know, bloomstoday.com delivers fresh cut, delightfully Irish bouquets in these top five cities, and all the other 200, and more!
- Buffalo, N.Y.
- Madison, Wis.
- Boston, Mass.
- Cedar Rapids, S.D.
- Worcester, Mass.
Traditional Irish food includes corned beef, cabbage, Irish soda bread, bangers and mash, shepherd’s pie, lamb stew and black pudding. People are more apt to eat pink bacon and roast chicken in Ireland, but corned beef and cabbage seem most strong in the U.S. It’s easy to find recipes online. Pop something in the slow cooker in the morning for your celebration in the evening.
Whatever you do on March 17, be sure it includes flowers and greenery in your home or office and one of your friend’s home or office, or all of the above. Lovely St. Patrick’s Day arrangements from bloomstoday.com include these and many more:
- FTD® Lime-LiciousTM Bouquet in a tall, elegant, kelly green vase.
- FTD® Rural BeautyTM Dishgarden in a creamy white woven basket
- FTD® Bright LightsTM Bouquet features multi-color, spring tulips
- Dish garden with fresh cut flowers is more than 50% Irish green!
So, pull together some flowers with greenery and send some to a friend from bloomstoday.com. Cook up Irish recipes or order out or go out and don some green frock in a shirt, skirt, jacket or pants. Have fun.
By Joanne M. Anderson