Monthly Archive: March 2020

Wearing o’ the Green-Happy St Patrick’s Day

The color green has been associated with Ireland since at least the 1640s, when the green harp flag was used by the  Irish Catholic Confederation. Green ribbons and shamrocks have been worn on St Patrick’s Day since at least the 1680s.  Throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, the color green and its association with St Patrick’s Day grew.  While not a legal holiday in the …