The Luck of the Irish

St. Patrick, the patron Saint of Ireland, used the beauty of a three leaf clover to demonstrate an example of the Holy Trinity.  In time, it became associated with Ireland and St. Patrick’s Day.

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The idea of a lucky four leaf clover may have had it’s beginnings in earlier times. The ancient Druids believed that a four leaf clover had the ability to ward off bad luck with elements of magical protection. Children in the Middle Ages believed that holding a four-leaf clover enabled them to see fairies.  In all ways, the plant was attributed with special qualities.

 

Did you know that the odds of finding a four leaf clover have been calculated at 10,000 to 1?

 

A three leaf clover is considered to represent hope, faith, love.  In Irish legend, it is believed that God added a fourth leaf to represent luck.

People in Ireland believe that their green hills contain more four-leaf clovers than anywhere else in the world.  

With these facts it mind, It is easy to understand how the color green, shamrocks, luck and the Irish have become synonymous with St. Patrick’s day.