St Patrick’s Day is coming up! I don’t know if I’m superstitious or it’s my Irish surname Boland, but I always like to wear a touch of green on St. Patrick’s Day. How about you? Of course, there’s no rule you have to, even if you are Irish, but don’t be surprised to feel a little pinch if you don’t.
Have you ever hear the saying Pinch me, I’m Irish?
It turns out there’s an old American tradition that began in the early 1700’s of pinching anyone who forgot to wear green on St. Paddy’s Day. Irish folk believed wearing green made them invisible to leprechauns and fairy creatures who liked to go around pinching people. St. Patrick’s day partiers soon started pinching those who didn’t wear green to remind them that leprechauns were coming to get them.
You may want to think about that when deciding what to wear on March 17th. (LOL!) It’s coming up soon. Here are a few green ideas for what to wear on St. Patrick’s Day.
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What to Wear on St. Patrick’s Day
Even a little green will get you into the spirit and make the day more fun. So here’s a simple outfit recipe that’s easy to pull off. Just add a cute-and-current top or sweater, like this cold-shoulder cable-knit to a pair of jeans. Keep your accessories neutral so the spotlight stays firmly on the ‘wearing of the green’.
The best part about this cold shoulder sweater is it is such a great transitional piece. Wear it now when it’s still cool out and right into spring. Tuck it away for summer and bring it out again in September to ease into fall. This isn’t just a St. Patrick’s Day sweater; it’s a fab addition to your wardrobe throughout the year. And isn’t that emerald green color stunning?
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Finally….. a few more fun facts about St. Patrick’s Day to impress your friends and family when you are dressed in green, and having a green Irish beer on March 17th! (lol)
- St. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland
- 33 million people celebrate St. Patrick’s Day each year
- New York boasts one of the biggest St. Patrick’s Day parades in the world. Since 1762, over 250,000 people have marched in the New York St. Patrick’s Day parade
- An estimated 13 million pints of Guinness, the traditional drink of St. Patrick’s Day were consumed last year
- There are no female leprechauns