Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day – True Colors Style
According to the Huffington Post,
St. Patrick’s Day was originally a Roman Catholic holiday celebrating Ireland’s patron saint and observed only in Ireland; it was not until the 1700′s when Irish immigrants in the U.S. started the first St. Patrick’s Day Parade in New York City.
The March 17th tradition of wearing green is explained in differing ways. It’s said that blue was originally the color associated with the holiday but over time green took over in popularity due to Ireland’s nickname as “The Emerald Isle, the green in the Irish flag and the clover that St. Patrick used in his teachings about Catholicism.
In Ireland, some still follow the tradition where Catholics wear green and Protestants wear orange. These colors are associated with the religious sects and are the represented on the Irish flag; the white on the flag is symbolic of the peace between the two.
On the holiday, people in Ireland do not wear as much green or celebrate quite as wildly as revelers do elsewhere, although there is a legend that wearing green makes you invisible to leprechauns that will pinch you if they can see you.
Take your Green to work
Now if you relate to the True Colors Green type, March 17 is a perfect day to showcase the brightest parts of your personality, because you likely won’t be the only one wearing green.
Wouldn’t it be fun to go to work wearing your St. Patrick’s day finest and claiming that St. Patrick was likely a True Colors Green personality? Then you could honor the Patron Saint, by sharing some things about the True Colors Green in fun ways.
- Like bringing in Green homemade cookies decorated with the words, questions, answers, resolutions, logic, injustice, unfairness, competence, accuracy as a way of helping everyone learn a little more about what you (and St. Patrick) value, like and dislike.
- Or bringing in green beaded necklaces (you can get them at the Dollar store) to give to the other True Colors type personalities in your office and invite them to be more like you (and St. Patrick) for a few hours.
- Or finally, put up some green signs around the office, inviting your co-workers to honor St. Patrick’s day by coming up with solutions for something in the office that needs a new idea.
The point of this fun exercise, is to help the people you work with learn more about you and your style on a day that seems like it was designed with your personality in mind.
Happy St. Patrick’s day.