20 marzo 2012

St. Patrick's

Why do people wear green on  St. Patrick's day?

St. Patrick's Day is an Irish holiday, and green has almost always been conected with Ireland. Perhaps this is because the hills of Ireland look so green. There is a legend that says that in Ireland's landcape there are 40 shades of green. Also, shamrocks, small three-leaved plants, grow wild in Ireland and stay green the year round.
Taking from : Charlie Brown's cyclopedia : featuring holydays V.12. -- New York : Funk & Wagnalls, 1980. pag 540-541

Related material in the library :

St. Patrick's day in the morning / Eve Bunting
Patricio : el secreto del trébol [videograbación]
Charlie Brown's cyclopedia : featuring holydays V.12