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St. Paddy’s Day Trivia and Car Decorations

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Many people sport green to celebrate March 17th, like this festive dude.

Some people also deck out their vehicles in holiday-themed decorations.

In honor of this early springtime tribute to St. Patrick himself, and to the color green, here are some random facts about the saint as well as some ideas for outfitting your own car for the 17th.


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Saint Patrick, stained glass window in St. Benin’s Church, Kilbennan, County Galway, Ireland
Photo: Andreas F. Borchert

Interesting Facts About St. Patrick

  • St. Patrick’s color was actually blue. He only became associated with green in the late 18th century, because of the Irish independence movement.
  • It’s only a myth that this saint drove snakes out of Ireland. This region was too chilly for reptiles during the Ice Age, as the fossil record evidences.
  • St. Patrick wasn’t actually Irish; he was born to Roman parents in Wales or Scotland in the late fourth century.
  • His original name was Maewyn Succat but he changed it to Patricius once he took up the priesthood.

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Leprechaun Garb

Not sure what this vehicle is smoking but hey! It’s a cheerful leprechaun.

Sensational Shamrocks

Photo: 戴 安琪

Festoon your ride with a few tinsel garlands and shamrock decorations this holiday.

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Wrap it Up

A new trend in car makeovers is a practice called “car wrapping.” What better way to dress your car in green this holiday than by wrapping it in emerald green vinyl?

Forced Festivity

If one of your friends isn’t wearing green, cover their car with green post-it notes—just like this car owner’s friends did when he left his car unattended.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day from all of us here at The News Wheel!

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