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Gorgeous Green and Shamrock Scarves for Irish Celebrations

Updated on December 12, 2014
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Scarves: a cool and simple way to join in "the wearing of the green"

The Feast of Saint Patrick is a cultural and religious holiday, named after the patron saint of Ireland. Patrick was born in Roman Britain, possibly in Cumbria. As a teenager, he was captured by Irish pirates and taken to Ireland, where he was enslaved for six years. Eventually, he escaped back to Britain, and after some adventures, returned to Ireland as a missionary.

Irish folklore tells that St. Patrick explained the idea of the Christian Holy Trinity to the ancient Irish Celts by using the shamrock. After around 30 years of evangelism in Ireland, St Patrick died on 17 March 461.

For St Patricks Day and other Irish celebrations, what better way to celebrate than to wear the symbols of Ireland : the color green and the shamrock.

The Shamrock

The Shamrock is a perfect symbol for St Patrick's Day. It is a well-known symbol of Ireland and the Irish. The name shamrock usually refers to clover or trefoil, either Trifolium dubium (the lesser clover) or Trifolium repens (the white clover).

Shamrock Scarf with Green Edge for St Patrick's Day in Black
Shamrock Scarf with Green Edge for St Patrick's Day in Black

This Shamrock scarf will add some Irish cool to your outfit on St. Patrick's Day. It is made of 100% polyester for a silky feel, and measures 13" x 59" inches.

 

St Patrick and the Shamrock

St. Patrick used the shamrock as a way of explaining the Christian Trinity. The shamrock has three leaves which represent God as three divine entities : the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

Silk Irish Shamrock Sprig Scarf Navy & Green by Patrick Francis
Silk Irish Shamrock Sprig Scarf Navy & Green by Patrick Francis

By Patrick Francis Designs, Irish owned company, this navy and green Irish Shamrock scarf is 100% silk. It has a lovely shamrock sprig design, perfect for St Patrick's Day, but wearable at anytime.

 

The Luck of the Irish

This is probably not luck at all! It is about taking a positive attitude even in a bad situation and having a great sense of humor!

Glamorous Green Scarves

Since the 17th century, the "Wearing of the Green" has been an important political statement in Ireland. In fact, during the rebellion of 1798, Irish soldiers wore full green uniforms on 17 March to catch the attention of the public.

Although the blue was the color first associated with Saint Patrick, green ribbons and shamrocks have been worn in celebration of St Patrick's Day since that time.

Paisley Design Scarves

Paisley is a term for a droplet-shaped design of Persian origin. It has been popular in the West since the 18th century.

Elegant Paisley Jacquard Pashmina Scarf Wrap Stole (Green/Black(AL))
Elegant Paisley Jacquard Pashmina Scarf Wrap Stole (Green/Black(AL))

Pretty Paisley Jacquard Pashmina Scarf in 70% pashmina, 30% silk for a soft, light feel. Can be worn as a wrap, stole or scarf.

 
FUPashPais95AG Lightweight Two Tone Paisley Design Pashmina Fringe Scarf / Stole / Wrap - Kelly Green / Black
FUPashPais95AG Lightweight Two Tone Paisley Design Pashmina Fringe Scarf / Stole / Wrap - Kelly Green / Black

This lightweight Kelly green pashmina has a two tone, reversible paisley design. It is soft and comfortable. Also available in Olive green.

 

Scarf History

In ancient Rome, scarves were used to keep clean rather than to keep warm. The scarf was called a sudarium, or sweat cloth, and its use was to wipe away sweat. It is thought that cloth scarves were used to identify the rank of officers and warriors during the reign of the Chinese Emperor Cheng.

Will you be wearing the green to celebrate St Patrick's Day? - Or is it an excuse for a party?

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 3 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      I am not much of a scarf wearer but love these green ones for St. Pat's Day

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      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 3 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      I won't be wearing green - but honestly the colors of green you've displayed here on clothes are gorgeous!

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      Dawn 3 years ago from Maryland, USA

      I haven't really worn much green on St. Pats day over the years. But I'm tempted to now!

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