it seems to be a Polish American thing in response to St. Patrick's Day
I dont know if you say this is right or wrong,from the posts of yours I can recall I doubt you cast those judgements. So,I only quoted your post to make a point;
Does it matter if this is a "real " Polish or "American " Polish tradition or not? I mean, why not have this as a newish tradition,an offshoot if you like? Like people say,if us watered down Paddy's can sport Green on "our" day,why shouldnt Poles wear red on theirs?
In fact,why not red and white? I cant remember the context but I remember a photo of a Polish woman in red skirt and white blouse on some "day" or another :)
Id maybe avoid certain areas of LA from what I glean from cultural documentry's such as Boys in the Hood and Dont drink your juice in the hood while.........
BTW, Ive never actually felt any need to wear green,not sure what its like over the little water in ireland but I susspect its much as it is here in england,its only non or 50th gen "irish" that sport leperchauns hats and shamrock face paint :)