Smart shopping mall managers know the benefits of creating a setting that is a fun environment and they do their best not to miss any occasions that might add to the festivities of the times. St. Patrick ’s Day is just such an example. Right after Valentine ’s Day (sorry, but I am afraid the occasion would be celebrated these days with or without the dear ol’ saint) is over and the last of the hearts and cupids are taken down; they are replaced with shamrocks as a promise of spring and the forthcoming “wearing of the green.” But make no mistake about it . . . without the Irish and their love for their patron saint there would be no St. Patrick’s Day.
All across this nation there will be celebrations and parades and lots of dancing and even a bit of green beer to go around. While there may not be much in jewelry that is sold for the occasion, it is a time for jewelers to participate with the masses and use the occasion as a friendly reminder that our participation in community is a necessity.
You see . . . on St. Patrick’s Day the Irish welcome one and all. So join in and know you are Irish- if only for a day.