Color of the month: green – meaning and symbolism

Color of the month: green – meaning and symbolism

Positive associations: nature, environment, healthy, balanced, good luck, renewal, youth, spring, generosity, fertility, progress, wealth, money, fortune, service

Negative associations: jealousy, inexperience, envy, misfortune, vigor, toxicity


Ireland: represents the vast green hillsides, as well as Ireland’s patron saint, St. Patrick.

Japan: regarded as the color of eternal life.

Aztec culture: was considered to be royal because it was the colour of the quetzal plumes used by the Aztec chieftains.

China: jade stones represent virtue and beauty.

Portugal: the color of hope because of its associations with spring.

Scotland: people used to wear green as a mark of honor.


In several religions, green is the color associated with resurrection and regeneration.

Color of love associated with both Venus, the Roman goddess and Aphrodite, the Greek goddess.

The prophet Mohammed wore a green cloak and turban.

The God of fertility in Celtic myths was associated with green.

Color associated with Sunday in the Catholic church and the altar cloth is usually green for Sunday services.

Green is the color that represents Irish-Catholics, while orange represents Irish-Protestants.

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