Camouflage to Ward Off Leprechauns? | History In A Nutshell Shorts


Every year on March 17th people traditionally wear green for St. Patrick’s Day, but why the color green, specifically? While some wear it to show tribute to their Irish ancestry, another reason is to avoid getting pinched by leprechauns! Unlike a certain friendly leprechaun we see on cereal boxes, other leprechauns go out of their way to be a pesky nuisance! According to Irish folk tradition, wearing the color green makes you invisible to leprechauns, which like to pinch anyone they can see. Why do leprechauns like to pinch people? Well, because they think it’s fun! So if you don’t want to get pinched, today is the perfect day to wear green!

Erin Go Bragh, and have a Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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