It's actually considered unlucky, did you know that?

@ersmommy1 (12600)
United States
March 12, 2009 5:44pm CST
In the United States, it's customary to wear green on St. Patrick's Day. But in Ireland the color was long considered to be unlucky, says Bridget Haggerty, author of The Traditional Irish Wedding and the Irish Culture and Customs Web site. As Haggerty explains, Irish folklore holds that green is the favorite color of the Good People (the proper name for faeries). They are likely to steal people, especially children, who wear too much of the color. who makes a habit of wearing green on St. Patrick's Day? http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2005/03/0315_050315_stpatricksday.html
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@mtdewgurl74 (18121)
• United States
13 Mar 09
Hey that is some great information that I didn't know before. I also didn't know he was kidnapped at 16. Where I live it is unlucky not to wear it cause you will be pinched senseless by the kids alone. So I will wear a little green and I am sure the good people will forgive me and leave me be..
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• United States
13 Mar 09
I had totally forgotten that pinching part of the whole wearing green for St.Patrick's Day!!!!!!!! And some of the people really pinch hard, don't they. I am blessed to live in a calm and quiet household.
@mtdewgurl74 (18121)
• United States
13 Mar 09
Yes and kids at school can leave bruises on each others if they don't wear green. Why couldn't it have been a kiss instead of a pinch..
@mtdewgurl74 (18121)
• United States
13 Apr 09
Thanks for the best response I really appreciate it alot ersmommy1.
• United States
13 Mar 09
Now that was an interesting tidbit. I'll have to wear just a little green,then. :)
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
13 Mar 09
I wear green on St. Patrick's Day. I did not know it was considered unlucky, but I do recall reading somewhere that St. Patrick was more well known for Blue not Green, but since Ireland is associated with green over the years it switched over.
• United States
12 Mar 09
I did not know that. I have always considered it pretty silly to do thing like wearing the green, or not walking under ladders. I think superstitions are anti-christian, and as a follower of Christ I will not indulge in those things. It doesn't bother me if others chose to do so.