There are nearly 36 million people who claim Irish descent here in the United States - and virtually all of them are likely to be able to trace their roots back to their ancestors who arrived in the 1800's, primarily through New York and Boston. And although there is some debate as to which city hosted the very first St. Patrick's Day parade, there is no doubt that our area knows how to celebrate this day! The iconic St. Patrick's Day parade, which marches down Fifth Avenue past St. Patrick's Cathedral, is one of the largest events of its kind in the United States. And Blossom Flower Shops is right in the spirit of the holiday, with beautiful green florals and designs for this popular day. Everyone is Irish on March 17th - so while you are wearing your green, dress up your home or office as well!
Did You Know? St. Patrick was a Catholic missionary to Ireland, but he was not Irish. His given name was Maewyn Succat, and he was born in Great Britain. He came by his love for Ireland in a strange way - after having being kidnapped by pirates as a young man, they held him captive in the green countryside. Read More about Green Florals for St. Patrick’s Day »
New Yorkers have marched in St. Patrick’s Day parades since 1762 when some Irish soldiers who belonged to the British military, marched down Broadway in New York City. Their march marked the start of the St. Patrick’s Day parade tradition… Read More about What Flowers to Get on St. Patrick’s Day »
Parades, leprechauns, corned beef and cabbage, shamrocks and all things green are all part of the traditions of St. Patrick’s Day. Celebrated on March 17 it was originally a religious feast day for St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. Read More about What Flowers to Give on St. Patrick’s Day »