It’s time to get lucky with these fun lucky printables! I like any opportunity to celebrate and so St Patricks day is on my calendar. I enjoy going all green and sharing some cheer and this is a fun way to do it!
St Patricks day is February 17th and I thought it would be fun to share a few St Patricks day facts.So I looked into it and what I took away from it were some fun facts mixed in with a lot of fantasy and that to me was a perfect combination to celebrate!
Have you ever wondered why we wear green, tell stories of leprechauns, display shamrocks, claim kisses from the Irish, and pinch our friends on St. Patrick’s Day?
St Patrick’s Day is the Irish national holiday, celebrating the nation’s patron St. Patrick who brought Christianity to Ireland since before the 1600s. Traditions include drinking beer, participating in parades and wearing green.
Today, St. Patrick’s Day is a celebration of Irish culture, filled with festive food and traditions that is celebrated in many continents and is popular among the American culture. Millions wear green and celebrate the Irish yet few know the reasoning behind many popular St. Patrick’s Day traditions.
Green is one of the colors in Ireland’s tri-color flag, and it has been used in the flags of several Irish revolutionary groups throughout history. Ireland is the “Emerald Isle,” named after its beautiful green landscape. Green is also the color of spring, and the shamrock.
THE LEPRECHAUN, POTS OF GOLD & RAINBOWS!
According to Irish folklore, leprechauns were cranky tricksters who you wouldn’t want to mess with. They live alone and pass the time by mending the shoes of Irish fairies. According to the legend, the fairies pay the leprechauns for their work with golden coins, which the “little people” collect in large pots–the famous “pots of gold” often associated with leprechauns. The legend says that if you catch a leprechaun, you can force him to tell you where he hid his pot of gold. Supposedly, this pot of gold is hidden at the end of a rainbow. Because you can never find the “end” of a rainbow, you can’t get the pot of gold. To get the gold, you first get to catch the little Leprechaun.
The “Kiss Me, I’m Irish,” saying is a reference to The Blarney Stone. The Blarney Stone is the “Stone of Eloquence” in Blarney Castle. Legend says that kissing the stone brings good luck and gives you the ability to never be at a loss for words. If you can’t make it to Ireland to kiss the actual stone, the next-best option is to kiss an Irishman! In celebrating St Patricks day, the Americans believe kissing anyone who’s Irish will bring good luck.
Free Lucky Printables
So to honor traditions I made a coupe of lucky prints to celebrate this holiday! The first is a saying I like…
Not lucky, just blessed
The next one is an Irish blessing I like…
May your troubles be less and your blessings be more and nothing but happiness comes through your door!
I hope you enjoyed these fun tidbits on this Irish holiday and like the lucky printables!
Have a super month!