The Wearing of the Green: Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Irish_clover Are you wearing green today?  Do you know where the tradition comes from?  Here is what Wikipedia says:

Originally, the colour associated with Saint Patrick was blue. Over the years the colour green and its association with Saint Patrick's day grew.[5] Green ribbons and shamrocks were worn in celebration of St Patrick's Day as early as the 17th century.[6] He is said to have used the shamrock, a three-leaved plant, to explain the Holy Trinity to the pagan Irish, and the wearing and display of shamrocks and shamrock-inspired designs have become a ubiquitous feature of the day.[7][8] In the 1798 rebellion,* in hopes of making a political statement, Irish soldiers wore full green uniforms on 17 March in hopes of catching public attention.[5] The phrase "the wearing of the green", meaning to wear a shamrock on one's clothing, derives from a song of the same name.

*The 1798 rebellion was about the Irish uprising against British rule.

However you celebrate the green, I hope you have a great day!  And maybe some of that green should be ink on your fingers!

Happy Stamping,

Sage Kimble
aka The Mad Stamper

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