Years later I learned more about the origins of the holiday, the Irish, and Ireland, as well as my own Irish ancestry.
You can bet I'll be wearing green on March 17th! This is a picture of the actual ring referred to by this article I wrote: Greens - Wearing Any For St Patrick's Day?
There is no question, green has become one of my favorite colors! You have to be careful with the shades though. I remember mint green walls in elementary school. Those were not enjoyable at all. And, it wasn't because they were classroom walls! The shades of green in the forest including the evergreens, pines and ferns are wonderful. In fact, its those very shades that inspired the colors in this green silk scarf I designed.
British racing green is very similar to the forest and evergreen shades. And I used British racing green when I was restoring my Jaguar E-Type. It's a very handsome, classic color that you never tire of.
And over the last several years I've added some green sweaters to my waredrobe. One is an Austrian boiled wool coach length sweater with beautiful silver ball buttons. Another is a stylelish thick yet short cable knit turtleneck sweater. I love to wear them! And, I get a lot of compliments when I do! Note that it would be a mistake if you assume you have to be an Irish Lass in order for it to be OK for you to wear green on a regular basis!
I wonder if green articles of clothing calm you as if you were taking a walk in the woods or a forest. Over the years, I have begun to do this quite a bit. And you always feel rejuvinated when you do. And when I wear green, I don't experience exactly the same result. But, I certainly feel less stressed!
Try it yourself and see if you experience a similar effect!