March 16, 2009

Your Lucky Day

Tomorrow, March 17th is St. Patrick's Day! One of the most recognized symbols associated with the day is the four-leaf clover. But what's the deal with the clover & why is it considered lucky?

The superstition of the four-leaf clover is thought to originate with the Druids (2nd Century B.C.E.). They believed the shamrock helped them to see evil spirits, thereby allowing them time to find a safe hideout.

The four- leaf clover was also used to ward off evil as it provided a magical repellent that would turn away bad luck. The three-leaf clover is also associated with good luck as it is believed to be a symbol for the Holy Trinity. By wearing a three- or a four-leaf clover, good luck is supposedly brought to the bearer.


Quote of the Day: "Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get." -Ray Kroc, McDonald's Founder

1 comment:

four leaf clover said...

It's not that easy to find a four leaf clover. The more you look for it, the harder it is to find it. But the most magical one is the one you find when you are not looking... that is serendipity.