St. Patrick’s Day is officially observed on March 17 each year, though celebrations may not be limited to this date. The significance of March 17 is that — it said to be the date of St. Patrick’s death in the late 5th century — circa A.D. 493.
We are honoring the day with a wonderful classic hat created in “the green and the gold”. We named it Erin.
The word “Erin” is of Gaelic origins, and an Irish word for “Ireland.”
Erin go bragh is an anglicization of Éire go brách, which literally means “Ireland to the end of time.”
It’s Classic Hat Monday. It being St. Patrick’s Day this Thursday, the 17th of March, we are getting in the mood early by kicking the week off with a classic hat in the green, white and orange of the Irish flag, called the tricolor. Say hello to Dublin.
“The Irish flag, or tricolor, was first flown by Thomas Francis Meagher, then a leader of the Young Irelander movement, who would go down in history as Brigadier General Thomas Francis Meagher of the Union Army during the American Civil War.”
“In the US, Meagher is best remembered for his role as a General in the Union Army and Governor of what is now Montana. His impact on Irish history and patriotic pride was also immense.”
“The green represents Irish nationalism; the orange, Ireland’s Protestant minority and the Orange Order; the white, lasting peace between the two.”
“The national flag of Ireland (Irish: bratach na hÉireann) — frequently referred to as the Irish tricolour — is a vertical tricolour of green (at the hoist), white, and orange.”
“The flag was adopted in 1916 by the Easter Rising rebels and subsequently by the Irish Republic during the Irish War of Independence (1919–1921). Its use was continued by the Irish Free State (1922–1937) and it was later given constitutional status under the 1937 Constitution of Ireland.”