I love holidays, and St. Patrick’s Day is no exception! Yeah, green eggs and ham, green beer and just all-around green fun! (I really don’t drink beer.)
So why do we wear green on St. Patrick’s Day? People believed that by wearing green it made you invisible to leprechauns. If you didn’t have green on you would get pinched to remind you there might be a leprechaun lurking around. Please don’t get pinched this year, wear your green.
Just a couple facts I would like to point out that you might not know about St. Patty’s day:
St. Patrick was not even Irish….. He was actually born in Great Britain.
The Irish flag is very symbolic – the green represents the Irish Catholics; the orange represents the Protestants and the white represents peace between the two. The green is called “shamrock green”
One of the national symbols of Ireland is the Shamrock. St. Patrick himself used the green, three leaf clover to teach the Irish about the Holy Trinity, one for the father, the son and the Holy Spirit.
The four-leaf clover is just a simple symbol of good luck.
Did you know that March 17 precedes the first official day of spring, the first day of spring is March 20th this year. YEAH!
Ireland is the Emerald Isle and is known for its lush green landscapes. I would love to go there with my mom and dad someday. I wonder if a dog has ever flown that far?
Luck of the Irish to you!
Well, that’s about all for now, my head is so full of good facts! I’m really looking forward to green food and watching all the people show up in their green. If they don’t have on green, I think I might give them a little bite on their ankles. That would be like a little pinch… right?
Til next time. Iz.