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March 16, 2019
Celebrated on 17th March, St Patrick's Day is named after Saint Patrick who reportedly died on this day in AD 461.St Patrick was born into a wealthy Romano-British family in 385. His father was a Deacon and his grandfather a priest. According to legend, at the age of 16, Patrick was kidnapped by Irish raiders and taken as a slave to Gaelic Ireland. Here, Patrick spent six years working as a shepherd and during this time found God, who told him to flee to the coast where a ship would be waiting to take him home to England. Having arrived home, Patrick became a priest.Patrick later returned to Ireland where he worked to convert the Pagan Irish to Christianity, using the shamrock (a three-leaved plant) to explain the holy trinity. Patrick's efforts against the Druids were eventually turned into a legend where he drove snakes out of Ireland (there never were any snakes in Ireland!)Today, St Patrick's Day commemorates St Patrick, the arrival of Christianity in Ireland and celebrates Irish heritage and culture through parades, festivals, ceilidhs and the wearing of green clothing and shamrocks.Historically, restrictions on eating and drinking alcohol were lifted for the day, which encouraged the tradition of alcohol consumption. We are honoured to have a great selection of Irish Gin in The Juniper Club Gin Store. Take a look at our Irish Gin Collection and celebrate St Patrick's Day with an authentic Irish tipple:Fun factSt Patrick's day is celebrated around the world and is particularly popular in Amarica and Canada. In 2009, the Calgary Tower changed its top exterior lights to new green energy efficient bulbs just in time for St Patrick's Day (they were replaced with white energy efficient bulbs one week later). This was Part of Project Porchlights campaign to raise awareness of environmental concerns. Approximately 210 lights were changed and resembled a Leprechaun's hat. The change was estimated to save Calgary Tower some $12,000 and reduce greenhouse emissions by 104 tonnes.
February 27, 2019
Celebrated on the 1st of March, St. David’s Day is named after Saint David who reportedly died on this day in 601.
The Patron Saint of Wales was born towards the end of the 5th Century and founded a Monastic Community in The Vale of Roses, where St. David’s Cathedral now sits.
Although St. David’s Day is not an official public holiday, not for lack of trying, it is strongly supported in Wales and by Welsh Groups throughout the world, synonymous with the Daffodil and the Leek portraying all things Welsh.
Also the first official day of Spring the Daffodil is the perfect symbol to highlight the start of flowering in the gardens and hedgerows and the promise of warmer, longer days to come.
We are honoured to have a great selection of Welsh Gin in The Juniper Club Gin Store, take a look at our Welsh line up....
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