Interestingly, St. Patrick actually wore blue...the wearing of the green probably originated with pinning on a shamrock as a sign of Irish nationalism and the fact that the Good Saint apparently used the three-leaved plant to explain the Holy Trinity to the pre-Christian Irish. Protestants unhappy with the Roman Catholic overtones began protesting by wearing orange to honor the victory of William of Orange - a King of England, Scotland, and Ireland - at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690 over King James II, a Roman Catholic.
Whatever your hue, be sure to take advantage of Bluefly's one-day only St. Paddy's sale that ends at 6:30 am (NYC time) on 3/18/09. Here are our Wee Picks O' The Sale:
- Lesley Scott
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