St. Patrick’s Day Store Fixtures
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BACKSTORY: Saint Patrick’s Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick (Irish: Lá Fhéile Pádraig, “the Day of the Festival of Patrick”), is a cultural and religious celebration held on 17 March, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick (c. AD 385–461), the foremost patron saint of Ireland.
Saint Patrick’s Day was made an official Christian feast day in the early 17th century and is observed by the Catholic Church, the Anglican Communion (especially the Church of Ireland), the Eastern Orthodox Church, and the Lutheran Church. The day commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland, and celebrates the heritage and culture of the Irish in general. Celebrations generally involve public parades and festivals, cèilidhs, and the wearing of green attire or shamrocks. Christians who belong to liturgical denominations also attend church services and historically the Lenten restrictions on eating and drinking alcohol were lifted for the day, which has encouraged and propagated the holiday’s tradition of alcohol consumption.
Saint Patrick’s Day is a public holiday in the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador (for provincial government employees), and the British Overseas Territory of Montserrat. It is also widely celebrated by the Irish diaspora around the world, especially in the United Kingdom, Canada, United States, Brazil, Argentina, Australia, and New Zealand. Saint Patrick’s Day is celebrated in more countries than any other national festival. Modern celebrations have been greatly influenced by those of the Irish diaspora, particularly those that developed in North America. In recent years, there has been criticism of Saint Patrick’s Day celebrations for having become too commercialised.
Patrick was a 5th-century Romano-British Christian missionary and bishop in Ireland. Much of what is known about Saint Patrick comes from the Declaration, which was allegedly written by Patrick himself. It is believed that he was born in Roman Britain in the fourth century, into a wealthy Romano-British family. His father was a deacon and his grandfather was a priest in the Christian church. According to the Declaration, at the age of sixteen, he was kidnapped by Irish raiders and taken as a slave to Gaelic Ireland. It says that he spent six years there working as a shepherd and that during this time he “found God”. The Declaration says that God told Patrick to flee to the coast, where a ship would be waiting to take him home. After making his way home, Patrick went on to become a priest.
According to tradition, Patrick returned to Ireland to convert the pagan Irish to Christianity. The Declaration says that he spent many years evangelising in the northern half of Ireland and converted “thousands”. Patrick’s efforts against the druids were eventually turned into an allegory in which he drove “snakes” out of Ireland (Ireland never had any snakes).
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” St. Patrick’s Day Pot of Gold Pinata ”
” Kiss Me I’m Drunk or Irish Invitation ”
” St. Patrick’s Day Sale Tag At The Forefront ”
” Back Labeled Display Hooks for St. Patrick’s Day ”
” St. Patrick’s Day Productstopped Slatwall Faceout ”
” Lucky Finds St. Patrick’s Day Endcap Header ”
“Irish Soda Bread Limited Time Offer Wicker Basket”
“Four Leaf Clover Boxer Short Faceouts”
“St Patrick’s Day Anti-Sweep Hook Tiara”
“Pint Sized Irish, Oversize Bar Faceout”
“St Patrick’s Day Mugs Flip-Front Hooked”
“St. Patrick’s Day Bangers”
“St. Patrick’s Cooler Sign Stands”
“St. Patrick’s Day Loop Hook at Claire’s®”
“St. Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Inflatable”
“St. Patricl’s Day Store Labels“
“Wow! That Was A Great Holiday”
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