The day generally involves public parades and festivals, céilithe, and wearing of green attire or shamrocks. Christians also attend church services and the Lenten restrictions on eating and drinking alcohol are lifted for the day.
Originally, the colour associated with Saint Patrick was blue. Over the years the colour green and its association with Saint Patrick's Day grew. Green ribbons and shamrocks were worn in celebration of St Patrick's Day as early as the 17th century.
Here, a selection of wonderful analog photos related to green to celebrate Saint Patrick's Day of 2013!
|green sunset by stereoo|
|Surely the place where green was invented by Zeb Andrews|
|Green by bildministeriet|
|by Prescott Mccarthy|
|☞☞☞ by POOR IMPULSE CONTROL|
|save me again by alesha joy.|
|e6 debut by Laura Mary|
|@@@@@ by mio-spr|
|happy green ladies by pixietart|
|Rotterdam (NL) green bikes by Fred Oosterhuis|