St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated on March 17th, and its early spring timing is perfect to celebrate all things green! Tradition finds us drinking green beer, wearing green clothes, and giving green flowers like carnations, mums, and orchids. Bice’s Florist is happy to join in all the festive fun with beautiful floral designs that will deliver the luck o’ the Irish to all of your Celtic friends and neighbors. In Fort Worth, all the green you need is at Bice’s Florist.
Did You Know? St. Patrick was not Irish – he was English – and his given name was Maewyn Succat. He chose Patrick as a name when he became a Catholic priest and missionary; the name means “”well-born”.
Here is some other interesting St. Patrick’s Day trivia:
* Patrick came to faith while being held captive by pirates. He credits consistent prayer for his own safety as leading him to his belief. After being released, he attended seminary and then returned to the place of his captivity to evangelize the people.
* St. Patrick is thought to have driven all the snakes out of Ireland, but historians tell us they were never there. The most likely reason he is associated with such a story is his work with and subsequent conversion of the Celtic druid people group, who often used snakes in their pagan imagery.
* Although the 4-leaf clover is thought to be the symbol of Irish good luck, it is actually the common three-leaved shamrock that was tied to Patrick. He used this common clover plant to illustrate the concept of the Trinity to young children.
Four Leaf Clovers
But You Would Be Pretty Lucky to Find One: There is only one 4-leaf clover for every 10,000 of the 3 leaf variety.
While cooking your corned beef and cabbage, give Bice’s Florist a call. We’ll send beautiful green flowers to all of your Irish friends and colleagues – whether carnations, mums, Bells of Ireland or orchids, they’ll love this creative expression of wearing o’ the green on St. Patrick’s Day!