Here in the US, we’re all familiar with St. Patrick’s Day. Though St. Patrick’s Day started off as an Irish holiday, people of all ethnicity observe this holiday all over the world. Presently, St. Patrick’s Day is associated with a a fun character and a few interesting items. However, where did they come from? In today’s blog post, I’m going to share answers to a few frequently asked questions (FAQs) about St. Patrick’s Day!
Q: What are leprechauns?
A: Leprechauns are Irish fairies that stand about 24 inches tall. They are known to have a pot of gold, so people usually try to find them and ask where the pot of gold is hidden. Legend says leprechauns like to hide their pot of gold at the end of a rainbow!
Q: Why green?
A: The color green is used to represent the country of Ireland. Ireland is also known as the Emerald Isle because it stays green all year long. Wearing the color green on St. Patrick’s Day is a sign of paying tribute to Ireland, and it will also bring you luck!
Q: Why are four-leaf clovers (shamrocks) a symbol of St. Patrick’s Day?
A: Clovers are native to Ireland. They usually come in a three-leaf variety and are sprawled all over the country. The four-leaf clover is an unusual variation. Legend says that if you come across a four-leaf clover, it will bring you luck, especially if found accidentally!
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