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5 Fun Ways to get into the St. Patrick’s Day Spirit

[ 1 ] March 15, 2012 |

St. Patrick’s Day comes but once a year so why not make the best of it?

Whether you’re born and bred Irish or just love to pretend that you are for the celebrations, there’s lots of great ways that you can bring a little bit of Irish pride into your day and we’ve got five great tips to get you started!

 

1. Bring in the Green

Stereotypical as it might be – it’s always nice to bring a little bit of green into your life on St. Patrick’s Day to show your support for this worldwide celebration. But did you ever wonder where this idea of green started? While you might suppose that we wear green in appreciation for the lush green landscape of Ireland or because it is the “colour of Ireland” think again. In fact you might be surprised to hear that when traced back through history it is known that green is not actually the colour of Ireland or St. Patrick (both were actually connected with the colour blue). The green that we wear so frequently on St. Patrick’s Day can be connected with the Irish tricolour flag, as well as its association with the Shamrock (a strong religious symbol of Irish culture), and like everything else in later years this became commercialized.

But if you want to outwardly show your Irish spirit here’s a few of our favourite ways to wear green:

Girls, here’s a few links to some cute but inexpensive green items:

Green Blazer, Forever 21, $35.80

 

 

 

Green ankle pants, Forever 21, $17.80

 

 

 

 

 

Green Dress, Old Navy, $32.94

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guys: Check out this set of items picked out by Old Navy to make things easy for you. There’s lots of choice and no reason to avoid wearing green this year!

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. St. Patrick’s Day Nail Art

So it might not necessarily be for everyone, but to all you ladies out there who love to paint your nails. Getting creative with some Irish inspired designs is a great way to get in the St. Patrick’s Day spirit and to prepare for the biggest Irish holiday of the year. If you do a quick search on the Internet you will see that the inspiration is endless but we’ve decided to pick out a few of our favourites to get you started. And don’t worry if you’re not a beauty specialist just yet there’s definitely something for all skill levels:

 

  • If leprechauns are your thing take a look into this interesting design by Nails by Kayla Shevonne.”
    Difficulty: Easy/Medium
    Tip: Grab some nail art pens from your local drug store, or use a small paint brush to paint on the detail.


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