Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy green St. Patrick's Day!

Today is St. Patrick's Day, which I guess is the greenest holiday of all, except maybe Earth Day and Arbor Day...

Did you know that even though in the U.S it's customary to wear green on St. Patrick's Day, in Ireland the color was long considered to be unlucky? I read on National Geographic an interesting explanation of Bridget Haggerty, author of The Traditional Irish Wedding and the Irish Culture and Customs Web site, who said that Irish folklore holds that green is the favorite color of the Good People (the proper name for faeries). They are likely to steal people, especially children, who wear too much of the color.

Well, this is just folklore (in any case check out for the Good People :-), but this is definitely a green day, and it can be even greener than just wearing green and drinking a pint of Guinness out of a green glass.

How exactly? it can definitely start with your beer, as Colin Dunn explains on Planet Green, but doesn't have to stop there, and can continue to the party, the food and even the (green) clothes you're wearing as our friends at Celebrate Green recommend on their blog. And don't forget to check out the great advice of green LA girl on how to celebrate in green.

Have a great and green celebration!
Raz @ Eco-Libris