March 17th is the day to wear your green socks, pants, shirt – really whatever you can find that is the color green. Did you ever wonder why everyone wears green for St. Patrick’s Day? After much in-depth research into the matter (a Google search), we found out that the reason behind this green obsession for St. Patrick’s day is so you won’t get pinched by those pesky Leprachauns. You see, research shows (a Google search on sciencemadefun.com so you know it’s got to be factual) that wearing green makes you invisible to Leprachauns, and who doesn’t want that?
Oddly enough, green isn’t really the color of St. Patrick, who is the patron saint of Ireland. St. Patrick’s color was blue, but in the 1700s, green became the color most associated with all things Irish. For heaven’s sake, don’t wear orange on March 17th because wearing orange is often seen as a rebellion of Protestant Irish against Catholic Irish, and you more than likely don’t want to be rebelling on St. Patrick’s Day.
Besides wearing your green to represent, you can also go through the McDonald’s drive-through and get yourself a Shamrock Shake, which is green, of course. Cook a traditional meal of corn beef and cabbage, which technically is an authentic Irish-American meal (close-enough!), and throw in some Irish Soda Bread for good measure. Here is a recipe for you from Foodnetwork.com.
Sadly, St. Patrick’s Day parades are canceled this year, but don’t let that stop you from celebrating!
- Wear your green
- Drink your Shamrock Shake
- Prepare your Corn Beef and cabbage
- Listen to Irish Pub Music on Spotify
- Answer your phone with, “Erin go Bragh,” which means Ireland forever!
With any luck, you won’t get pinched this year, and you’ll find that Leprechaun’s pot of gold.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light,
May good luck pursue you each morning and night.