Don’t Pinch Me: I’m Wearing Green

I’m wearing green today, although I don’t know why. I remember as a kid that if you weren’t wearing green you got pinched. Seems so stupid, so why did I choose to wear green on St. Patrick’s Day? Got me.

New York has a big parade, the Chicago River is turned green … why? Why do American’s celebrate the national holiday of Ireland? And just who is Saint Patrick?

According to

Saint Patrick was the patron saint and national apostle of Ireland who is credited with bringing christianity to Ireland.

I put some related links here in case you want more information about this holiday where we wear green (or orange in some places), eat Irish food and drink beer (preferably green beer).


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Alicia Lewis Murray BioABOUT ALICIA: Alicia is the founder of Balancing Last year, she managed to stay sane while completing an MBA, working full-time, blogging, and still baking amazing birthday cakes ā€” all while raising a young family at home.


  1. says

    I loathe pinching. Somehow despite not wearing green yesterday, I managed to escape a pinch. It’s probably because everyone knows if they even look like they’re going to pinch me, I’ll drop kick ’em!

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