Greetings from More Love Mama!
Since March is brought to us by the color: Green; and the number: 17 – we thought we would share with you a few interesting facts about St. Patrick’s Day that you might not have known about.
According to legend, St. Patrick used shamrocks, those three-leaf clovers, to explain the Holy Trinity of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit while trying to convert people to Christianity (National Geographic).
The color green has been associated with Ireland since at least the 1640s. Green ribbons and shamrocks have been worn on St Patrick’s Day since at least the 1680s (Wikipedia).
Why March 17? It is believed to be the day St. Patrick died in 461 AD. Initially a religious feast day, March 17 became a celebration of the life and legacy of this Irish Patron Saint. Lenten restrictions were lifted for the day, which most likely gave rise to the consumption of more alcohol.
Today, St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated around the world in various ways. We’re not too sure it’s a widely celebrated holiday in Africa or Australia, but they like the color green too! However, to bring our cultures together, we’re offering a special St. Patrick’s Day coupon!
And to give you a little more “green” inspiration, here are some of our favorite fabrics with hints of green and other amazing colors!
We could fill pages with all the options available, but we hope you’re inspired by these few images of green. Whether you’re interested in African Batiks & Tie Dies, African Wax Prints, Australian Aboriginal Prints, Dashiki & Java Prints, Indonesian Batiks, South African Shweshwe or even some fair trade products, there is something for everyone! As a matter of fact, we have 20 new wax prints, 6 new Fair Trade batiks from Ghana, and 8 new Shweshwe fabrics!
And, to finish things off, we thought you might appreciate a little sewing humor! Until next time, let there be “green”, lots of fabrics, and more love!
More Love Mama