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Re: Do you wear green on St. Patricks Day?

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My Mom used to descibe her Mom as saying (when she was asked about her ethnic heritage) that she was as 'Irish as Patty's Pig'. And, I am Scots-Irish on my Dad's side. Plus, I graduated from Notre Dame. I mean, duh ... do I really have a choice?! Erin go braugh!

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Re: Do you wear green on St. Patricks Day?

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rbelaski wrote:

Being that my birthday falls on this day, I have always worn green.  My mom would always buy me an outfit with green in it and I would find it hanging in my room when I woke up.  Miss those days.


@rbelaski  Well, congratulations on your birthday and on your first post to the AARP Discussion Community!  I will be putting on my green in a few minutes before I go out to run some errands!  ☘️☘️☘️

 

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Re: Do you wear green on St. Patricks Day?

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Being that my birthday falls on this day, I have always worn green.  My mom would always buy me an outfit with green in it and I would find it hanging in my room when I woke up.  Miss those days.

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Re: Do you wear green on St. Patricks Day?

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Never heard of the "invisible" thing either.  Interesting. Yes I usually wear some green and we usually decorTe our offices and work cubes!

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Re: Do you wear green on St. Patricks Day?

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Epster wrote:

Dad dressed us in orange every St. Pat's Day. Scotch/Irish who are Protestants wear orange on St. Pat's. (This was the one day a year Dad copped to a wee bit o'Irish blood. The rest of the year we were Highlanders.)((Yes, my father had his issues.)) Smiley Happy

 

More on the colors of St Patrick's Day here: http://mic.com/articles/138159/on-st-patrick-s-day-why-do-some-people-wear-orange-instead-of-green#....


This is very interesting.  I never heard this about the orange but orange and green are two of my favorite colors to wear so it's a pretty safe bet that I will be wearing one or the other of them on St. Patrick's Day whether I plan to or not.

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Re: Do you wear green on St. Patricks Day?

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@Prosecco6247 

Actually that’s what we had read too that St Patrick’s Day is celebrated a little more enthusiastically in the US. But our first day/night stay which happened to be March 17 in an old Irish church now called the O’Callaghan Davenport Hotel was a short half a mile walk to the parade route. We found a place to stand on one of the side streets with about 5 rows of people in front of us and as many rows behind us. I remember the tall floats and young people who climbed the light poles and signage to get a better look. Lots of the businesses were closed including the brewery Guinness. I just figured it was like a national holiday to them. People are wonderful there I hope you get the chance to visit soon.

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@ReTiReD51, Thanks for your first-hand knowledge...always good to know.  My comment that we may celebrate a little more enthusiastically was based on some travel blogs I have been reading lately.  I have been researching trips to the UK for the past year or so and picked up that idea from comments I've read.  Haven't decided on an itinerary yet...I just want to go back myself!

 

That sounds like some kind of party in Dublin!

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Re: Do you wear green on St. Patricks Day?

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My dad's family came from County Armagh which is in northern Ireland, but I like (and look better in) green than orange.Cat LOL My best friend used to get so mad at me when we were young because I wore the green and not the "Presbyterian" orange.


@catwoman500 Orange does take some getting used to. I look back at the photos of me and my sisters dressed in orange and recall all the comments about how that was a perfect color for redheads ... and have to politely disagree.  Smiley Happy Nevertheless, I'm all in: I even have an orange Jeep. Now the hair is white, the orange goes better. Smiley Happy

 

 

 

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No I don’t wear green unless by accident I’ve got something green on that day.

 

 I can tell you firsthand they do celebrate St. Paddy’s day in a big way in Dublin. Actually several days of celebration. People line the parade route and side streets 10 people deep for a uniquely colorful Parade full of leprechauns, shamrocks and other Irish lore. Lots of historical pubs with great Irish food and pints to help the celebration. Ireland ranks in the top 3 places I’ve visited in this world. I hope to go back again someday and kiss the blarney stone one more time.

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Re: Do you wear green on St. Patricks Day?

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Oh, of course I wear green! If you knew my last name as some of you do, you'd know that I married an Irishman and my own father's family can trace its roots back to the auld sod, too.

My dad's family came from County Armagh which is in northern Ireland, but I like (and look better in) green than orange.Cat LOL My best friend used to get so mad at me when we were young because I wore the green and not the "Presbyterian" orange.

And, yes, Mimi, Americans seem to go all out for St. Patrick's Day more so than the people in Ireland.

I used to make Irish soda bread and Irish potato candy every year, but haven't done that in a while. Erin go Braugh! N.