Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Weekly Wish List: #AllGreenEverthing

Happy St. Patrick's Day! This is a totally crazy holiday to me. I never really understood the whole getting smashed and wearing green skimpy outfits on this day. Totally not my style. Before I started writing this post, I decided to give you some fun facts about St. Patrick's Day! (Check out the whole article at mentalfloss.com)
WE SHOULD REALLY WEAR BLUE
Saint Patrick himself would have to deal with pinching on his feast day. His color was “Saint Patrick’s blue,” a light shade. The color green only became associated with the big day after it was linked to the Irish independence movement in the late 18th century.

SAINT PATRICK WAS BRITISH
Although he made his mark by introducing Christianity to Ireland in the year 432, Patrick wasn’t Irish himself. He was born to Roman parents in Scotland or Wales in the late fourth century.

THE IRISH TAKE SAINT PATRICK’S DAY SERIOUSLY
As you might expect, Saint Patrick’s Day is a huge deal in his old stomping grounds. It’s a national holiday in both Ireland and Northern Ireland.

IT USED TO BE A DRY HOLIDAY
For most of the 20th century, Saint Patrick’s Day was considered a strictly religious holiday in Ireland, which meant that the nation’s pubs were closed for business on March 17. (The one exception went to beer vendors at the big national dog show, which was always held on Saint Patrick’s Day.) In 1970, the day was converted to a national holiday, and the stout resumed flowing.

Now that you have had a little fun fact history lesson about this holiday I decided to do a post all about items that are green that I am DYING for.  Even though we all should really be wear blue (see reason above) I am going to do this post all about green! Enjoy! 

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