Friday, March 14, 2008

Wearing Green

Tomorrow is the St. Patrick's Day parade in San Francisco and I am certainly going to wear green to go watch my older boy dance in the parade. Wearing green was illegal in Ireland in the 19th century - it was considered a sign of rebellion against the British and was punishable by British law. The tradition of wearing green as a symbol of your Irishness comes from those days of repression over a century ago.

In Seville, wearing green is a sign of support for one of the most popular soccer teams, Seville's Betis club.

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