Why Do We Wear Green on St. Patrick’s Day?
On St. Patrick's Day we all wear green but have you ever wondered why green is the color on March 17th?
I mean really, we drink green beer, green shakes, green clothing even green necklaces. But why Green?
Most people think the 'green thing' is because Ireland is known as the Emerald Isle and because of the countries landscape is green but that is not the case. The original color associated with St. Patrick's Day was blue, so where did green come from?
There are actually a lot of reason we wear green. Irish Catholics where known to wear green and the Irish flag has a green stripe in it. Another reason is that Irish folklore said leprechauns wore green and it is believed leprechauns pinch those who don't wear green.
Another reason is shamrocks are green and St. Patrick used the shamrock to teach about religion. Green also represents the color of spring which come just a few days after At. Patrick's Day.
On bustle.com back in the day, only those in Ireland celebrated St. Patrick's Day, and it usually included a feast and a trip to church. Now, it's celebrated with green clothes, drunken debauchery, and immense pride of the country and as they say 'everyone is a little bit Irish on St. Patrick's Day.'