Why Do We Wear Green on St. Patrick's Day? A Brief History Behind This Tradition
The other week, I took a train ride into New York to see a show, and accidentally climbed aboard a train of loud, young frat boys dressed in green for St. Patrick's Day. I checked my calendar to make sure that I didn't accidentally travel through time (I mean, it was only March 5), and then realized that somewhere, somehow, a St. Patrick's Day event was taking place close to the city. It seems like the entire month of March is dedicated towards emerald-shaded clothing, beer and general merriment.
While I wanted to cheer the second these hooligans exited the train, I did realize that it was strange how I predicted their event based on one single factor—their green clothes.