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7 a.m. Stumper 3-17-14

Today is Saint Patrick's Day so we'll see a lot of green.  It's the color associated with the holiday, but it wasn't the color of choice when Saint Patrick's Day was first commemorated.
 
What was the first color associated with Saint Patrick?
 
1- blue
 
2- yellow
 
3- white
 




The answer is 1- blue
 
According to several websites, blue was the color first used to help commemorate Saint Patrick.  The website chicagonow.com says the order of St. Patrick, established in 1783, selected blue as its color. The website for the Christian Science Monitor says green evolved into the color of St. Patrick's day because Ireland is known as the Emerald Isle. Also, shamrocks, an important symbol in Ireland, are green and green was color used by several Irish revolutionary groups.

 
 
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