If you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day then odds are you make a point to wear green on the holiday. This is especially true if you participate in any St. Patrick’s Day runs. But do you know why you do?
Time magazine helped give us some background on the tradition:
The origins of the wearing of green clothing in the U.S. on St. Patrick’s Day and for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in general date back to the 19th century, when waves of Irish immigrants came to America looking for better job opportunities, especially after the Great Famine of the 1840s-50s, and began wearing green and carrying Irish flags along with American flags as a point of pride for their home country.
So there you have it. If you’re in need of some last minute green socks to ensure you’re wearing enough green, make sure to check with your local Swiftwick dealer.