Why Wear Green?

Why Wear Green
Posted on 03/11/2022
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St. Patrick's Day is a well-known Irish religious holiday. This day is always celebrated on March 17. It has been celebrated since 1631. This fun holiday is full of parades, food, music, and dancing.


Why do we Celebrate?

St. Patrick's Day observes the death of Saint Patrick who was the patron saint of Ireland. Contrary to popular belief, he was British! He established monasteries, churches, and schools, and he was known for helping bring Catholicism to Ireland. Saint Patrick used the Shamrock to explain the Trinity (God the Father, God the Son, and The Holy Spirit). He died on March 17 460 A.D. This is why we celebrate on March 17.


Why do we wear green? 

The main reason we wear green on St. Patrick's Day is because of Ireland's nickname, ‘The Emerald Isle’. Also, Saint Patrick taught the trinity using the green shamrock. However, up until 1798, the Irish color associated with St. Patrick's Day was Blue. During this time, there was a rebellion against the British, and the Irish wanted to separate. This ultimately ended with them using the color green. However, the most popular reason is that green is known to make people invisible to leprechauns.


How is it celebrated today?

St. Patrick's Day was originally celebrated by the Irish to commemorate the death of Saint Patrick. Today, everyone all over the world celebrates it for the Irish culture as a whole. 


When March 17 comes around, eat some fun food, watch a parade, wear some green, and celebrate St. Patrick's Day!


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