Wherever you live and regardless of your heritage, you’re probably aware of St. Patrick's Day - the traditional Irish holiday that is celebrated by Irish people worldwide every year on the 17th of March. When the green is in the air and shamrocks abound, everyone knows St. Patricks day has arrived!
Saint Patrick's Day has come to be associated with everything Irish: anything green and gold, shamrocks and luck. Most importantly, to those who celebrate its intended meaning, St. Patrick's Day is a traditional day for spiritual renewal and offering prayers for missionaries worldwide.
So, why is it celebrated on March 17th? One theory is that that is the day that St. Patrick died. Since the holiday began in Ireland, it is believed that as the Irish spread out around the world, they took with them their history and celebrations.
Luck o' the Leprechaun
The St. Patrick's Day leprechaun is an Irish fairy. While most fairies are cute and pretty, this little fellow is not! He looks like an old man and stands approximately two feet tall. Dressed entirely in green, has pointy ears, carries a big stick called a shillelagh, which by the way he uses to scare anyone who attempts to steal his gold.
How Much $$$ Does the Leprechaun Make?
Ever wondered why you can never find that elusive pot of gold at the end of the rainbow? Well it’s this little fellow that’s always one step ahead of everyone else making him the richest holiday figure around!
Win a little bit of green!
So whether you observe this festive day by sporting your best bright green shirt, meeting up with your friends at the local pub knocking back a pint of Guinness or looking for four leaf clovers, make sure you get your lucky lottery tickets in for any of this week’s lotteries.
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