The History of "Wearing Green" On St. Patrick's Day:
The color blue and shamrocks have long been used to represent St. Patrick. The 'wearing of the green' meant wearing a shamrock as a sign of your faith, but overtime this phrase, Ireland being the Emerald Isle and the use of Shamrocks has led to green being the color of choice for St. Patrick's Day attire. It is a common sight to see green, blue and orange worn on St. Patrick's Day.
The Color Orange On St. Patrick's Day?
The color orange is connected to the anti-catholic Orange Order and it is problematic to wear orange by itself on Saint Patrick's Day. Sectarian violence between Catholics and Protestants has plagued this day for years. The holiday has become increasingly secular and it is currently used as an opportunity to celebrate Irish culture. Parades, beer, leprechauns, jigs and reels are common aspects of Irish culture celebrated on Saint Patrick's Day.
So this March 17th put on some St. Patrick's Day colors, wear a shamrock, grab a beer, and celebrate Saint Patrick and the Irish.
Looking for a special St. Patrick's day drink? Try out the Irish Car Bomb