St. Patrick's Day is coming up once again, Thursday, March 17th, so it's time to tackle one of the biggest questions asked about this rad holiday.

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Tradition has it that you're supposed to get pinched for not wearing green on St. Patrick's Day. But, why?

Why do you get pinched for not wearing something green on St. Patrick's Day?

After doing a little research I found a few different reasons - but the most consistent dealt with those little redheads and their pots of gold - leprechauns.

So, apparently, you're supposed to wear green to defend yourself from leprechauns. According to the stories passed down through the ages, wearing green makes you invisible from the leprechauns. But, when you don't wear green, people are supposed to pinch you as a reminder of mayhem that leprechauns can cause.

What kind of mayhem do leprechauns cause?

Well, the same thing that happens when you don't wear green - you get pinched. Supposedly they run around pinching everyone they see, so wearing green cloaks you, thus they can't see you in order to pinch you.

But could you imagine those little, tiny fingers pinching you? I bet it hurts like the dickens.

According to the stories passed down through the ages, wearing green makes you invisible from the leprechauns.

Aside from those pesky leprechauns, you're also supposed to wear green as a way to display your Irish pride. While not an official holiday, we've been celebrating our Irish American culture since the late 18th century.

So whether you're trying to fend off leprechauns or just show a little spirit for the holiday, make sure you have your green on this and every St. Patrick's Day.

If you really wanna have the best St. Patrick's Day ever then join us for The Blarney Blowout at Heff's in the Mall of Abilene. We'll have lots of live music, drink specials, and delicious food.

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