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Happy St Patrick's Day!

Happy St Patrick's Day everyone! We hope all you lucky ducks with the day off enjoy yourselves. Great to see the sun shining!

As well as being a public holiday in Ireland, Northern Ireland, Newfoundland and Labrador & in Montserrat, St Patricks Day is also celebrated around the world. Countries with Irish immigrants and their descendants tend to celebrate the occasion too. This includes countries such as Great Britain, Canada, the United States, Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea & Japan.

There are many parades, parties & services around the world to celebrate Saint Patrick (c. AD 387–461), the most commonly recognised of the Patron Saints of Ireland. We love the idea of people dressed in green, eating, drinking and being merry! Apparently the original colour associated with Saint Patrick was blue! Over the years the colour green gradually grew in assocation and green ribbons and shamrocks were worn in celebration of St Patrick's Day as early as the 17th century. (Wikipedia) It is also a day of sporting activities with important rubgy, football, gaelic football & hurling matches taking place.

At BasketsGalore we offer a wide range of St Patrick's Day gift baskets, as many of the items we stock are produced in Ireland by local artisan manufacturers.

We hope you enjoy celebrating the day. We are certainly looking forward to having a celebratory Guinness tonight! Sláinte!

The BGie Team

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