03/17/2012 11:44 am ET

St. Patrick's Day 2012: Green Facts About Ireland

On March 17th, St. Patrick's Day will be celebrated by the Irish (and many others) around the world. In addition to the eating, drinking and parades, the color green is a prominent and integral theme in this Irish holiday.

But what makes the Irish so green (beyond the color)? Read on to find out more about the environmental beauty embedded in both the Irish culture and land.

The Green Of The Irish