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  • Ed Baker
  • Ed Baker

St Patrick's and Peeks

St Patrick's and Peeks

St Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, is for obvious reasons synonymous with the Emerald Isle – even though he was WELSH!

Experts believe the birthplace of the saint was likely to be in Strathclyde in Scotland – a Welsh-speaking area at the time in the fifth century. Others think he hailed from St David’s in Pembrokeshire.

What is certain is that he wasn’t Irish. When he was a teenager he was captured from his home in Great Britain and taken as a slave to Ireland. He escaped, returned to his family then became a cleric and returned to the country where he had ben enslaved.

By the seventh century he had become the patron saint of Ireland. However, the most important thing about him is his legacy – St Patrick’s Day on March 17.

It is a date that Peeks has been observing for over 60 years. And this year we have a host of green-themed goodies to make any party go with a swing.

Our leprechauns have been busy stocking our massive party store with everything green, ready for the big day that is celebrated by the Irish diaspora around the world.

Guinness, that famous Irish drink, is famously good for you, and so is a trip to Peeks or a browse of our website.We have everything; balloons, banners, hats, party packs and shamrocks. There is bunting, flags, tableware, fancy dress, clovers and green glitter.

The morning after a St Patrick’s Day party, any thirsty Irishman will be sure to be sore.

So join in the fun with Peeks

  • Ed Baker
  • Ed Baker

We love our customers!

We love our customers!

A red rose and wine,

A peck on the cheek,

For my Valentine,

I’m off down to Peeks!

It is the time of year when couples pucker up and head to Peeks for all their Valentine goodies.

At our giant party store we have all those romantic items that will be sure to get the blood pumping.

February 14 is a date in the calendar that ladies love to embrace, and men would be foolish not to!

So whether there are just two of you, or you’re throwing a Valentine Party, we have everything you need.

We have roses and tableware, inflatable luscious lips and decorations galore. There are balloons and banners, roses, hearts and confetti.

So don’t be stupid, embrace little cupid.

Peeks facts:

  • In Saudi Arabia Valentine’s Day is banned, and there is a thriving black market for roses and wrapping paper.
  • February 14 is associated with various Valentines, but the two main characters are Valentine of Rome and Valentine of Terni.
  • In Norfolk, a character called 'Jack' Valentine knocks on the rear door of houses leaving sweets and presents for children.

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