HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY FROM THE WOODS GIFTS!
“Lá fhéile Pádraig sona dhaoibh!” That's Gaelic for “Happy St. Patrick's Day to you!” We here at The Woods Gifts just love this holiday. It's a time to celebrate the Irish and have a good time with friends. Nearly 37 million people can claim to have Irish ancestry. But on March 17, everyone can be Irish for the day! If you are looking for a gift for someone special to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, The Woods has plenty to choose from. We have gifts for just about every occasion, and you can definitely find one for your favorite Irish pal. Here are some fun facts about St. Patrick's Day that we just learned and want to share with you: • March 17 is the Feast of St. Patrick, who is the patron saint of Ireland. • St. Patrick's color is blue, not green. But people started to associate green with Ireland and St. Patrick's Day because Irish people used to wear it to encourage their crops to grow. Plus the color green is associated with immortals and fairies. • Have you ever heard the myth that St. Patrick drove the snakes out of Ireland? This is true, but not in the way you think! “Snakes” referred to pagans that he converted to Christianity. • Boston held the first St. Patrick's Day parade in 1737. • Have you ever been to Chicago on St. Patrick's Day? They dye the rivers green there! • If you want to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in a small but traditional way, wear a shamrock on your lapel. • Nineteen United States presidents were of Irish descent. We hope you've learned a few new things in time for St. Patrick's Day! And when you are ready to find a gift for a loved one, browse our site or visit one of our retail locations!