Luck of the Irish

“Wherever you go and whatever you do, may the luck of the Irish be there with you.”

Did you know that the phrase “the luck of the Irish” comes from the four-leaf clover? It is said that in Ireland the Celtic Priests would carry a three-leaf clover to be able to see evil spirits coming and have a chance to escape. It was thought that four-leaf clover was magical and could keep bad luck at bay. Children during the Middle Ages would carry a four-leaf clover to be able to see fairies.

Now you know a little more about “the luck of the Irish!”

Fun Facts about Four Leaf Clovers

Check out these Fun Facts about four-leaf clover!

  • There are approximately 10,000 three-leaf clovers for every “lucky” four-leaf clover.
  • There are no clover plants that naturally produce four leaves, which is why four-leaf clovers are so rare.
  • The leaves of four-leaf clovers are said to stand for faith, hope, love, and luck.
  • It’s often said that Ireland is home to more four-leaf clovers than any other place, giving meaning to the phrase “the luck of the Irish.”
  • If you’re lucky enough to find a four-leaf clover, look for more! If a clover plant produces a four-leaf clover, it’s more likely to produce another four-leaf lucky charm than plants that only produce three-leaf clovers.
  • The fourth leaf can be smaller or a different shade of green than the other three leaves Shamrocks and four-leaf clovers are not the same thing; the word ‘shamrock’ refers only to clover with three leaves.”

Fun Facts from Woodlands Online (www.woodlandsonline.com)