March 14, 2012
As the most ubiquitous saint’s memorial holiday, St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated all over the world. Although it started as a religious holiday, it now conjures thoughts of Guinness, leprechauns, and revelry. You might not have Irish heritage, but come Saturday you will start talking with a funny accent and referencing the potato famine. And everything you wear will be green.
One of the most well-known St. Patrick’s Day traditions is the wearing of the green. Kelly green, olive green, forest green- all are acceptable as long as something on you is this color (eyes do not apply). However, many people do not realize that the standard color of Saint Patrick was originally blue. Green came in when the Irish started wearing shamrocks on their lapels to represent the holy trinity. From there it became green jackets and now you have free license to dress like the Riddler on St. Patty’s Day.
We love green and after browsing some of our members’ photos from around the world, we realized you don’t have to be in Ireland or be it March 17 to sport this color. Around the globe and throughout nature, green permeates some of our favorite photographs.
Photo by captain oddsocks
Photo by Robert Raymond Ingledew
Photo by raymond longaray
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