Green is the buzz word during this special time of year. Do you do green in March?
Green just happens to be my favorite color but what is significant with it?
According to Color-Meanings the color green symbolizes growth, harmony, freshness, and fertility. “Green has strong emotional correspondence with safety. Dark green is also commonly associated with money. Green has great healing power. It is the most restful color for the human eye; it can improve vision”. www.color-wheel-pro.com/color-meaning.html
Many analysts mention the color green is one of the most encouraging and uplifting colors, giving hope more than any other color.
So, is there any wonder the color emphasis this weekend is green – specifically referencing the St. Patrick’s Day emphasis?
I know practically anywhere you travel in the U.S.A on March 17 you will have your fill of green. Just embrace it.
According to CNN the green shamrock is a “symbol of Ireland — known as the Emerald Isle because of its lush vegetation. And traditional Irish legend held that wearing green made you invisible to leprechauns. Regardless of the reason, the world unites around the color green on St. Patrick’s Day.” https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/16/world/green-landmarks-saint-patricks-day-trnd/index.html
Well, what about some of the origin? If you check out Wikipedia you’ll learn that green is associated with Ireland from the 1640s when the green harp flag was used by the Irish Catholic Confederation. “Green ribbons and shamrocks have been work on St. Patrick’s Day since at least the 1680s.”
So let’s get on the bandwagon and celebrate – although we should do it responsibly. There are already too many people dying on our roadways. Please don’t let this happen to you, a loved one or a friend.
If you travel in the southeastern part of the U.S. – particularly near Savannah, Georgia, you may want to check out their events for St. Patrick’s Day – packed with parties, special events and a parade. You may want to wear at least “something” green. Activities may be viewed at http://www.savannah.com/st-patricks-day-events-savannah/st-patricks-day-festival.
Savannah’s parade information may be viewed at http://www.savannah.com/st-patricks-day-events-savannah/savannahs-st-patricks-day-parade. Oh, by the way, in case you want to follow tradition and “kiss” a military person in uniform the local authorities say stop. I wonder how many will adhere to this latest challenge.
Now I’m curious.
Do other countries, aside from Ireland, celebrate St. Patrick’s Day like we do in the U.S.A.?
What experiences have you had celebrating St. Patrick’s Day?
Will you go green also? I will.
I don’t want a Leprechaun to sneak up from behind and pinch me.