Hey Suga! I am so excited to finally be able to show today’s featured duo. Literally the swatches have been sitting on my phone for about a week. But before we get to the swatches, I thought a fun history lesson was appropriate to learn a little more about St. Patrick’s Day.
Saint Patrick is the patron saint and national apostle of Ireland and is credited with bringing Christianity to Ireland. Saint Patrick’s Day has come to be associated with everything Irish: anything green and gold, shamrocks and luck.
St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated on March 17th, the day that St. Patrick died. Since the holiday began in Ireland, it is believed that as the Irish spread out around the world, they took with them their history and celebrations. The biggest observance of all is, of course, in Ireland. With the exception of restaurants and pubs, almost all businesses close on March 17th. Being a religious holiday as well, many Irish attend mass, where March 17th is the traditional day for offering prayers for missionaries worldwide before the serious celebrating begins.
In American cities with a large Irish population, St. Patrick’s Day is a very big deal. Big cities and small towns alike celebrate with parades, “wearing of the green,” music and songs, Irish food and drink, and activities for kids such as crafts, coloring and games. Some communities even go so far as to dye rivers or streams green!
Now that I’ve gotten you into the St. Patrick’s Day spirit, how about we see the new duo from Painted Polish?! The ‘St. Patrick’s Day Duo’ features two limited edition polishes; ‘Shamrock Your World’ and ‘Here to Paddy!’ The Duo launches Thursday March 1st at 6pm PST.
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