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Ireland's flag is orange, white and green. Southern Ireland's "theme" colour is green but northern Ireland's colour is orange. Irish Catholics were considered "Green", Irish Protestants were considered "Orange". Wearing Green on St. Patricks day is effectively declaring yourself to be in support of Irish Catholics. Many in Ireland consider people in the U.S. to be incredibly naive to take sides and not know that they have offended all of the Irish Protestants when we make a big show of wearing green on St. Patricks day.

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