A good friend of mine growing up wore Orange every Saint Patrick’s Day. We knew each other from middle school through high school. While everyone around here celebrated in various shades of green, with the various libations, and oddly colored green food. Jan Pardoe wore orange to celebrate her equally Irish heritage.
I’m not Catholic, so this day has never had any real significance to me other than a day of celebration of heritage to those who are Irish. So, I being a good friend would were orange in solidarity.
I did learn an important lesson. Knowing where we come from is as important as knowing where we are going.