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St. Patrick's Day Fashion
St Patrick's Day is a cultural and religious feast held on March 17th, the death date of Ireland's Patron, Saint Patrick.
Although it's an Irish holiday, it is celebrated all around the world with public parades, music and other festivals and sports events.
And if you don't want to be pinched by your friends, wear green!
Few people know that initially the colour associated with St. Paddys Day was blue but over the years the association of the colour green became more popular and eventually adopted as the official colour.
The tradition is that everyone dresses in green outfits on St. Patrick's day, the colour that represents Catholicism, which is in contrast to the colour associated with protestantism which is orange.
If you want to look fashionable on this famous day, you can wear a nice green dress or green trousers with a white top which looks particularly good as we enter into Spring. A lot of people also wear green hats on this special day.
Green is actually an easy colour to combine with other colours for example pink, black, yellow, brown or white.
Scroll down and take a look at the green outfits we propose for St Paddys Day.
Our pick of Green outfitsClick thumbnail to view full-size
More about St. Patrick day
Here are some curiosities about St. Paddys day:
- St. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland, however he was born in Britain.
- The very first St. Patrick's Day parade was not in Ireland, it was in Boston in 1737. The biggest parade is normally held in New York.
- The actual colour linked to the saint is blue. Green became associated with St. Patrick's Day during the 19th century.
- The river is dyed green in Chicago for a few hours.
- The saint used the shamrock to preach about the Holy Trinity.