Peterson St. Patrick’s Day: A lucky pipe
The St. Patrick’s Day holiday is celebrated all over the western world, but is of particular significance to the Irish. Ireland, the home of St. Patrick, enjoys this March tradition with parades, special Catholic Mass and if you’re a pipe smoker, with a Peterson St. Patrick’s Day Pipe.
What is St. Patrick’s Day?
Said La le Padraig in Gaellic, the Irish celebrate the death of St. Patrick on March 17 each year. St. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland and is one of Catholicism’s most renowned figures. The most common legends of St. Patrick include stories like his banishment of all snakes from Ireland.
In Ireland, the day is commemorated with parades, feasts and special masses. In most other countries it is celebrated in a more secular manner--primarily involving drinking beer and eating traditional Irish foods.
The beginning of Peterson’s St. Patrick’s Day Pipes
In the 1980's, faced with a declining tobacco pipe market, Peterson re-branded their Flag Series as The St. Patrick’s Day Collection. These are limited edition tobacco pipes, made with unique elements each year and designed with the average smoker in mind.
The line proved extremely popular and is now highly collected the world over. Most retailers only have the pipes in stock for a few weeks each year, right around the St. Patrick’s Day holiday. Once the year’s stock is gone, it becomes highly difficult to get your hands on a St. Patrick’s Day Series pipe.
Characteristics of St. Patrick’s Day Pipes
Peterson usually adds some sort of green element to these limited edition pipes. For instance, the 2014 St. Patrick’s Day Pipes have green rims on rustic finished bowls. The fashionable smoking pipes come in all of the classic Peterson shapes and with the Peterson Dry System.
If you’re proud of your Irish heritage, or just wish to channel the luck of the Irish, a Peterson St. Patrick’s Day Pipe is a highly collectable and stylish way to do it. We hope you’ve ordered yours already as our supply is running low!
Happy St. Patrick’s Day from the team at TobaccoPipes.com!
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