St. Patrick's Day
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Once primarily a religious holiday, St. Patrick’s Day was a holiday used to commemorate St. Patrick, the most well known of the Irish patron saints as well as to mark the arrival of Christianity into Ireland. Throughout the years, St. Patrick’s Day has evolved into what is now largely a secular celebration that pays homage to Irish culture. On this day it was traditional to wear green clothing and all restrictions that had been put in place by Lent would temporarily be lifted. Eating and drinking in abundance (which were often prohibited during Lent) were encouraged and St. Patrick’s Day quickly became known as a joyful celebration.
St. Patrick was said to have used the shamrock, a 3 leafed plant when he was explaining the holy trinity to pagan Irish people. It became popular to wear green as well as shamrocks in his honor and memory on this holiday that celebrated his life. The wearing of green and the close association of the shamrock to St. Patrick’s Day will always be analogous and since has become a traditional feature of this holiday.
To help you wear your green in style, we have many costume looks that will breath life as well as fun into your St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Sexy leprechaun looks, Beer Garden costumes and numerous green accessories are just some of the St. Patty’s day gear we have available. Wigs, bow ties, tights, makeup, glitter, suspenders as well as elf shoes are just some of the lighthearted as well as fun accessories to get your party started. Find your pot of gold under the rainbow with one of these great St. Patrick’s Day looks!
If you'd like to learn more about St. Patrick, check out this history of Saint Patrick's Day. If you are looking to do a little “wearing o’ the green” this St. Patrick’s Day, we’ve created a look just for you! By following our simple step-by-step instructions contained in this how-to-video, you can create an authentic leprechaun look that will amuse and delight all your friends and fellow St. Patty’s revelers. If you're in search of costumes for other holidays look no further than Halloween Express! We carry a huge selection of holiday costumes ranging from authentic looking Santa Suits to Easter Bunny costumes and everything in-between.