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A Must-Read: To Learn More About the Celebrated St. Patrick’s Day!

St.-Patrick’s-Day-CollectionIt’s time for St. Patrick’s Day so let’s begin with an Irish toast for a good start, “Here’s to a long life and a merry one; a quick death and an easy one; a pretty girl and an honest one; a cold beer – and another one!” While you’re already thinking about the good time and upcoming feasts’ with your family and friends, it’s also important that you know why you go about with the day, the way you’ve been doing all these years!

St. Patrick’s Day Origin

St. Patrick was a Roman Catholic Priest who was credited with bringing Christianity to Ireland. Originally a religious holiday, St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated throughout the world. In remembrance of this priest’s great deeds, people settle with feasting and attending to church services wearing green.

Why Green?                                                                                          

Exhibit A: St. Patrick who believed in trinity (Father, Son and Holy Spirit), used shamrock – the young sprigs of clover or trefoil as a metaphor to refer to trinity. Since it is a plant, there came the concept of green.

Exhibit B: The island’s lush vegetation which earned Ireland the nickname, “The Emerald Isle” is also one of the reasons behind wearing green.

Exhibit C: As simple as it sounds, it’s so worth going with the reason of – green in the Irish flag!

No green? Get Pinched!

Ever seen people getting pinched for not wearing green on St. Patrick’s Day? Well, here’s why, an old American belief has it that wearing green makes people go invisible in the eyes of leprechauns or fairy creatures who’d pinch anyone they could see.

Wear green on St. Patrick’s Day and celebrate the noble man’s efforts and insightful deeds! You can find some great green outfits for yourself and for your little ones at Old Navy. Also, some great offers to make shopping all the more exciting. Check for a valid Old Navy online coupon code and enter it at checkout to redeem the discount. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Old Navy online coupons!