- Saint Patrick’s Day is an internationally celebrated holiday. Many Irish performers spend the holiday entertaining here in America.
- In honor of the festivities, the Chicago River is dyed green every March 17th (The dye generally lasts around 5 hours).
- The highest number of leaves ever found on a clover is fourteen.
- The first St. Patrick’s Day Parade took place in Boston in 1737. Ireland’s first parade held in Dublin didn’t take place until 1931.
- The original color of St. Patrick was really blue. It wasn’t until the 19th century that people associated green with luck.
- Saint Patrick was actually from Wales, not Ireland.
- It is common business for Ireland’s leader to gift a crystal bowl of Shamrocks to America’s current President every St. Patrick’s Day.
- Guinness beer sales soar every St. Patty’s Day. The world’s typical daily Guinness consumption is around 5.5 million pints- on March 17th this total more than doubles.
- Corned beef and cabbage are traditional Irish foods eaten on this holiday. It is often common to find green dyed beer for sale.
- St. Patrick’s Day didn’t become a nationally celebrated holiday in Ireland until 1903.
Don’t forget to keep your legs celebrating all night by pairing your green attire with a pair of compression tights. See the pictures below for fashionable ideas featuring patterned tights and the color green. These outfits will definitely keep you from getting pinched this holiday.
Not BIG on GREEN? Spice up an outfit with an item similar to one of the subtle green accessories featured below: