What was the original color associated with St. Patrick’s Day?
Answer: We should be drinking blue beer rather than green today, because blue was the color originally associated with St. Patrick’s Day The hue — St.
Patrick’s blue, can still be seen on ancient Irish flags and was used on armbands and flags by members of the Irish Citizen Army. The blue flag of the Kingdom of Ireland was officially used from 1542 until 1801. That all changed in the 17th century. The association with the color green on St. Patrick’s Day began during the 1798 Irish Rebellion, when the clover became a symbol of nationalism and the “wearing of the green” on lapels became regular practice. That evolution, combined with the idea of Ireland’s lush green fields, eventually made blue a thing of the past.