not in the area in which i was reared - south east. i can't answer for everywhere else. No way! green is not a symbol of bad luck in Ireland.It shows of prosperous green lands. Im from the west coast. I have never heard of it being unlucky It did in years gone by. Green is the favourite colour of the Little People. If you wore too much of it, you could offend them and they would dry your cows, steal your children, ruin your crops etc. This belief only died out in the mid twentieth century.
Certainly my Grandparents would not wear green, and very little green cloth was sold here until the 1950s. Answer I grew up in Dublin (born 1932) and nobody thought green unlucky; you saw it everywhere. Gates, railings, fences, letterboxes, telephone booths etc were always painted green. Since ancient time Ireland has been known as the Emerald Isle and the old Irish flag was green with a gold harp. Green was symbolic of Ireland and of Irish nationalism and perhaps some people may have avoided wearing it in case they might be suspected of being "rebels". (Cf. references to green in rebel songs: Wearing of the green - 1798; Boolavogue - 1898; Wrap the green flag round me - 1916). I never heard that green was unlucky until I started mixing with English people and assumed their belief was based on the association green/Irish and the fact that their Irish "subjects" had always given them trouble!
Hope and luck.
Ireland's state color is Emerald-green and it also represents luck and pride in being Irish.
Because you wont get pinched and so you can have good luck. Saint Patrick isn't associated with the color green, but he is the patron saint of Ireland, and Ireland's national color is green, as is half of its national flag. So people like to wear green to celebrate the festival of one of the Saints of Ireland. Saint Brigid, another Saint of Ireland, isn't especially linked to the color green, but her day - February 1st - is frequently symbolized by a cross (not a crucifix-shape) made of roughly-woven rushes (a sort of dried grass), or straw.
because of the irish
because it's color that says luck that why he wears green..
Green! Like clovers! :)
Blue, Yellow, Green, and Orange
White (it is surrounded by green)
It is part of superstition that four-leaf clovers are lucky, and four-leaf clovers are green, thus the theme of luck is green.
If you are not wearing green you can be pinched by someone who is. For a more detailed answer. The whole pinching thing started because people usually thought Leprechauns wore green, and we believed that whenever a leprechaun WASN'T wearing green, then they would pinch each other to show that they were against that. So in America, we began doing that ourselves on St. Patricks day. In short, it's an American tradition. They may do it in Ireland, but they didn't start it. So nothing special happens in Ireland if you don't wear green. It's just the color they took because Ireland is associated with the color green, and most Catholic Priests wore green. :-) i dis agree jaja if u dont on the day u get bad luck if u do u get good luck and find a rainbow with pot of gold is that real of course silly
There's a lot of reasons why green is such an important colour in Ireland. Ireland is often referred to as the "Emerald Isle" and green is identified with the republican and nationalist traditions in modern times. Green is a strong trend in the Irish holiday St. Patrick's Day. The green in the flag of the Republic of Ireland symbolises Irish republicanism dating back to the Society of United Irishmen in the 1790s. You could also say green is a big part of Ireland because of the symbolism of the shamrock. The shamrock was chosen to be Ireland's national emblem because of the legend that St. Patrick had used it to illustrate the doctrine of the Trinity. The Trinity is the idea that God is really three-in-one: The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit. St. Patrick demonstrated the meaning of the Three-in-One by picking a shamrock from the grass growing at his feet and showing it to his listeners. He told them that just as the shamrock is one leaf with three parts, God is one entity with three Persons. The Irish have considered shamrocks as good-luck symbols since earliest times, and today people of many other nationalities also believe they bring good luck. Ireland is actually a very green country with lots of green land, you could say green can also represent how lush and pure the land of Ireland is. And since it rains a lot in Ireland, the Irish can at least say that their land is very healthy and beautiful. The beautiful green landscape was probably the inspiration for the national color of colour of green. Wearing the color green is considered an act of paying tribute to Ireland. It is said that it also brings good luck, especially when worn on St. Patrick's Day. Many long years ago, playful Irish children began the tradition of pinching people who forgot to wear green on St. Patrick's Day and the tradition is still practiced today. Most people truly believe that it's purely the fact of the country being so green and landscaped that the colour green was chosen as the national colour. There is no real known reason.
Green! So wear something green on New Year's Eve for good luck in the next year!
Rabbit's foot is good luck. So are horseshoes, leprechauns, rainbows, and pots of gold. Most of American good luck charms came from Ireland.
Not bad luck but a bad omen. This situation would signify BAD NEWS coming.
The color green is a symbol of good luck in many cultures. It is believed that jade helps bring good fortune into your life.
think about it. red, orange, YELLOW, green, blue, purple. good luck, C. Niall
Shades of green represent nature, environment, health, good luck, renewal, youth, spring. generosity, jealousy, inexperience, envy and misfortune
Ladybugs or Ladybirds as they are also known are considered by some to be a good luck sign if they land on you, and that killing them brings you bad luck.
Gold signifies luck. Red signifies luck and to have a long life.
The red flag of the People's Republic of China symbolizes the spirit of their revolution and its five stars signify the unity of the people of China under the leadership of the Chinese Communist Party. Generally, the color red stands for good luck in China.
Luck isn't real.