St Patrick’s Day – an eyeful of celebrationsBy Erin Walsh (OmniOptics) - March 16, 2012
This weekend is St. Patrick's Day… We don't really need an excuse to get down the local watering hole, but its definitely a great occasion for it.
First, a condensed history of St Patrick’s Day
It’s in honour of Patrick, a wealthy Roman-British teenager who was kidnapped and sold as a slave in Ireland in the fourth century.
He escaped back to Britain and studied to be a priest.
He felt called back to Ireland as an evangelist. According to folklore, he used the shamrock to explain the doctrine of the Trinity to the Irish people.
He died on 17 March with nary a pint of Guinness or the colour green in sight.
As you can see, we like to keep things rather irreverent at OmniOptics. In line with that, we reckon that if St Patrick himself were alive today, he would probably have adorned himself with some Ray-Ban RB2132 New Wayfarers in fetching green, just like the ones below. Wayfarers are great, because they seem so adaptable and go with any outfit.
St Patrick’s Day around the world
Here’s a brief glance at how people around the world celebrate St Patrick’s Day – with glasses, of course.
Our all-time favourite must be these shamrock sunglasses, taken at a St Patrick’s Day parade in Dublin, Ireland.
They celebrate in style in New Zealand with Guinness and sunglasses
And get a glasses-full of this fella, taken at a St Patrick’s Day event in London.
Even kids are getting in on the celebrations with this massive glasses.
Enjoy St Patrick’s Day with these festive green sunglasses
Keep your cool and enjoy St Patrick’s Day with our range of green sunglasses in popular styles.
Men can do the same with these green Burberry BE4106 sunglasses.
Or you and your other half could go one step further and don these unisex Rudy Project Kalyos Golf sunglasses. Strictly speaking, these are golf lenses for the local Pitch & Putt, but we won't tell anyone if you don't.
No post on St Patrick’s Day would be complete without reference to Ireland’s most famous glasses-wearing export, Bono, seen here wearing his familiar shield style sunglasses in green. Bono usually favours his own Emporio Armani Product Red Sunglasses, but he is also a big fan of the Bvlgari brand.
Happy St Patrick’s Day and go easy on the Guinness!
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