The first American St. Patrick’s Day celebration took place in Boston in 1737. The Charitable Irish Society of Boston organized that simple celebration. The first Colonial observance honored Irish culture and celebrated the traditions that Irish colonists remembered from life in their native country. Festivities started with a religious service, after which attendees feasted on traditional Irish foods.
As the home to one of the country’s largest Irish-American communities, Boston has one of the nation’s largest parades. The many Irish pubs throughout the city sponsor their own unique events. Because of the grand scale of Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, the city attracts more than 600,000 visitors for this non-official holiday. Central Square Florist always joins the celebrations by helping people enjoy the traditional St. Patrick’s Day green, and share a bit of Irish luck.
Have you ever wondered about the relationship between the color green and St. Patrick’s Day? There is a story that explains the reason that green is now synonymous with this day. St. Patrick was a missionary who taught others about Christianity. He used a shamrock or a three-leaf clover, to explain the trinity. As a result, both the color green and the shamrock became the symbols of the day that honors the Patron Saint of Ireland.
We’ve come up with some fun ways to help the important people in your life, celebrate with a bit of “Luck of the Irish,” – in the form of green flowers and plants.
Brighten someone’s eyes and make them smile with our delightful St. Patrick’s Day Basket. If it’s not enough to wear green, decorate with green. This basket is sure to bring someone a bunch of luck. We’ve included green carnations, green poms, Bells of Ireland, to give our recipient some good luck, some daisies, just to reassure our winter-weary Bostonians that spring is on its way, and a ribbon covered with shamrocks – to add another measure of good luck!
In case you forgot to wear green, you can always show your Irish spirit by taking a vase full of St. Patrick’s Day Green Carnations to work. You don’t have to be Irish to enjoy this quintessential Irish celebration in Boston!
If you want to give someone something a bit more unusual to help him or her find that pot-of-gold, give him or her the Gerbera Daisy and Daffodil Bowl. We really went for elegance in a sophisticated arrangement.
Gerbera Daisy Bowl