On March 17th we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Whether we are of Irish ancestry or not, people around the world don green and share the joy and festivities of the day.
But Why green?
Wearing of the green
Originally, the colour associated with Saint Patrick was blue. But over the years the colour green and its association with Saint Patrick’s Day gained popularity. Green ribbons and shamrocks were worn in celebration of St Patrick’s Day as early as the 17th century. Saint Patrick is said to have used the shamrock, a three-leaved plant, to explain the Holy Trinity to the Irish, who were still pagans, and the wearing of the green shamrock became a tradition of the day. During the rebellion of 1798, Irish soldiers wore full green uniforms on 17 March in hopes of catching public attention. The tradition of the shamrock, wearing green and turning anything green you can think, be it a beverage, your hair etc, of in honor of the day has become a tradition.
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