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12 Reasons We Wear Green on St. Patrick’s Day

Mom.me Logo By Laura Lambert of Mom.me | Slide 1 of 11: St. Patrick's Day is almost here, which means you might be scouring your closets for a green outfit or accessory. But have you ever wondered why we don the color every March 17?Legend has it that if you're wearing the color green, the quintessentially Irish, fairy-like creatures called leprechauns won't be able to see you. And if they can't see you, they can't pinch you. (It's worth noting that before St. Patrick's Day, leprechauns were known not for wearing green, but red.)

So the leprechauns don’t get you

St. Patrick's Day is almost here, which means you might be scouring your closets for a green outfit or accessory. But have you ever wondered why we don the color every March 17?

Legend has it that if you're wearing the color green, the quintessentially Irish, fairy-like creatures called leprechauns won't be able to see you. And if they can't see you, they can't pinch you. (It's worth noting that before St. Patrick's Day, leprechauns were known not for wearing green, but red.)

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