Sitting in my house in Ireland having been raised here St. Patrick’s Day a wee bit Iris today shirt, I was baffled. I’d never heard of this. I chalked it up to American nonsense, which I was very familiar with through such shows. I knew of many American creations presented as Irish traditions, so this particular one was new but the concept was not. I was thus unbothered. I can’t imagine there to be any history or tradition involved with this really weird idea it strikes me as really weird that it could be considered acceptable in some circles to pinch someone for not wearing green odd and creepy.
Don’t worry about. Much of the way St. Patrick’s Day a wee bit Iris today shirt is celebrated is modern nonsense. Some of the American creations have found there way into Ireland in the last decade or two. We have our own modern inventions as well. You’re probably not going to be able to find the origin of most modern add on’s. If in doubt, say it’s probably to do with drink, young people and partying. You’ll probably be right. If you ever are celebrating Paddy’s day with Irish people, I’d recommend not attempting to pinch them. Seriously.