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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Have Fun on St. Patrick’s Day

On March 17th everyone’s Irish. Who can resist a day devoted to leprechauns, legends, and green galore?

One traditional symbol of the day is the shamrock.

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The Irish have considered four-leaf clover as good-luck symbols since earliest times. According to the legends, one leaf is for hope, the second is for faith, the third is for love and the fourth one God added for luck!

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Another symbol of St. Patrick's Day is a leprechaun. He is a very busy type of fairy! According to Irish folklore leprechaun looks like a short old man with red beard wearing either red or green coat and a hat. He enjoys creating mischief! The Leprechaun spends all his time busily making shoes, and stores away all his coins in a hidden pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. The legends says, if you will ever captured him he will grant you three wishes in exchange for his freedom and if you follow the rainbow to it's end you will find his pot of gold.

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Believe it or not, the color of St. Patrick was not actually green, but blue! In the 19th century, however, green became used as a symbol for Ireland. Wearing the color green is considered an act of paying tribute to Ireland.

It is said that it also brings good luck, especially when worn on St. Patrick's Day.

Photo sources from top, then left to right: 1, 2, 3, 4

May the luck of the Irish be yours today!

Story & photocollages by Albina (Aroundbeads)


Unknown said...

very interesting!

Unknown said...

Love those earthy greens! Thank you!

blueberrycream said...

What a great post!
Thank you for featuring my necklace!

Albina M said...

Beautiful works!

Vikulya said...

Fantastic choice!Thanks a lot for including my mittens!

YanArt said...

Very interesting! Thanks for including me too! Love Ireland!

Yana said...

Thank you! That is interseting. I didn't know that it used to be blue and not green

SocksAndMittens said...

What a fun story and great items!

rizalaYa said...

Thank you for sharing. Interesting story and nice finds.

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