5 Ways to Wear Green at Home on St. Patrick's Day
Americans often wear green on March 17 in honor of St. Patrick's Day, but have you ever wondered why? The St. Patrick's Day tradition started back in the 17th century when people would wear green ribbons and shamrocks on March 17 to honor Ireland's patron saint. The St. Patrick’s Day tradition was popularized by Irish immigrants in the United States, who believed that wearing green made them invisible to leprechauns—the classic fairy creatures who pinch anyone they can see. Pinching people who didn't wear green reminded them that leprechauns could sneak up on them at any time, which is how the wear-green-or-be-pinched tradition began.
And even though we'll be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day at home this year, we still plan to don a green outfit to avoid being virtually pinched on our Zoom calls. These are some of our favorite grown-up ways to wear green for St. Patrick’s Day.