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23 Jul 2021

By Steve Jacobson

green flowersOn March 17th, there will be street fairs, green beer, and festive events all across Los Angeles, Pasadena, and Santa Monica. In fact, all of America will be celebrating St. Patrick's Day ' we have over 36 million citizens of Irish descent! However, it is common knowledge that everyone is Irish on St, Patrick's Day, so dig out your best green outfits, call your friends, and prepare for a festive day!

For those who wish to adorn their homes and offices in green as well, call French Florist! We've got all the green flowers, plants, and succulents you'll need to celebrate your Celtic roots! 
It seems appropriate that anyone can claim to be Irish on Saint Patrick's Day ' since the namesake himself was not even Irish. Born Maewyn Succat, and a native of Great Britain, Patrick changed his name when he became a Catholic priest. He was a missionary to Ireland and was responsible for nearly single-handedly converting the Emerald Isle to Christianity. He was much beloved by his adopted country, and they honored their patron with a feast day when he passed away. When Irish immigrants made their way to the United States in the 1700s and 1800s, they brought the celebration with them. Immigrants settle primarily in New York and Boston, and the heaviest concentrations of their descendants still live in those metropolitan areas.

The Luck of the Irish? Irish legend is full of good luck charms, from four leaf clovers to leprechauns and pots of gold. However, it is the much more commonplace three-leaf shamrock that is truly associated with the Patrick ' he used the clover to teach Irish children about the doctrine of the Trinity. If you were to go looking for a 4-leaf clover, you can expect to find about 10,000 of the more common variety for every lucky stem.

When it comes to decorating for St. Patrick's Day ' or sending a bouquet to celebrate the day ' call French Florist. From green mums and hydrangea to orchids and Bells of Ireland, we 've got all the green you are looking for.



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