St. Patrick’s Day is March 17th. It is an Irish Holiday, and is widely celebrated in America, regardless of one’s ancestry. To the Irish, it is a day to commemorate the Patron Saint of Ireland, St. Patrick.
All children should wear green on St. Patrick’s Day for good luck. If you don’t wear green, beware! You might get pinched by someone else as a kind of playful punishment for not wearing green on St. Patrick’s Day.
There are several superstitions associated with St. Patrick’s Day. Leprechauns, or lobairein which means small bodied fellow, are little men (about as tall as a pencil) who live in the mountains of Ireland. They live alone in the forest and make shoes for a living. If you can catch one, he will give you a pot of gold or he will grant you good luck for the rest of the day for his release.
The music of the Leprechauns is very bewitching to anyone who hears it.
If you find a four leaf clover, and keeps it with you, then you will have very good luck. More on four leaf clovers HERE.
Romantic minded Irish are in search of the Blarney stone. The Irish legend says an old women was drowning. A king saved her and the woman cast a spell on a stone to reward the king. The stone is set in the wall of the Blarney Castle. A kiss of this stone brings the kisser the gift of persuasive talk. The kisser is then able to speak in a sweet and convincingly manner to get what ever he wants. Talking blarney is a saying that accompanies a person who can convince you of almost anything.