Why do you wear green on St. Patrick's Day?

Why do you wear green on St. Patrick's Day?

As is customary every year, on March 17 Saint Patrick's Day is celebrated in the United States, also known as St. Paddy's or St. Patrick's Day in English.



There are various theories as to why Saint Patrick wears green on St. Patrick's Day;  the most common is that the color is simply associated with the holiday because of the country's nickname, which is 'Emerald Isle', as well as the colors of its flag and shamrocks, which are of this same color and are commonly associated with the holiday;  for it is said that Saint Patrick used a shamrock to explain the Holy Trinity to the Irish pagans.


A theory suggests that the use of the color green has a political origin.  According to Paul Finnegan, former executive director of the Irish Center of New York, wearing emerald represents Irish republicanism, the movement with which Ireland became an independent republic. Once the immigrant arrived in the United State, they used this color to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day.



However according to folklore, if you don't wear green for St. Patrick's Day, you may get pinched, as the color green makes you "invisible" to leprechauns, who like to pinch.  So if you don't wear a garment of this color, you will be visible to these mythological creatures.

But don't worry! Mar Soreli has you covered with plenty of green velvet Friulane shoes to walk fearlessly on this St. Patrick's day. Who knew that Gondolier Shoes would help celebrate an Irish tradition? Venetian Furlane shoes do come in all colors, but for this occasion, we have them in deep emerald green for the occasion.



About Mar Soreli: Some say that Venice holds the key to the romantic language of Italy, we say it must be the shoes the Gondoliers are wearing - Friulanas. With their non-slip bicycle tire rubber soles and a variety of primary colors being offered by the local artisans of Friuli, you can't go wrong in having comfortable stylish Italian shoes indoors or outdoors. Feel the difference, and shop at Mar Soreli for your Friulanas to complement your wardrobe.


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