Did you know that the word shamrock comes from the Irish word “seamrog”, which means “little clover”? Often confused with the four-leaf clover (that’s the lucky one), the three-leaf clover or shamrock, is the truest Irish form. You won’t see any four-leaf clover decorations on St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland!
Legend has it that St. Patrick used the three-leaf clover to symbolize the Holy Trinity when illustrating Christianity, but long before, the number three was believed to have magical properties in Celtic folklore. The three leaves were said to stand for faith, hope, and love.
And what about those leprechauns? Legend has it that if you wear green on St. Patrick’s Day, you’ll be invisible to them…so watch out!! They’ll pinch you if you’re not wearing green!
We hope everyone has a fun and safe Holiday!