Luck O’ The Irish!
Four-leafed clovers have long been considered a symbol of luck and good fortune. However, looking back on the history of St. Patrick and Ireland, the THREE-leafed clovers held a much more significant role in history.Patrick was born in Roman Britain, and while in his teens, he was captured and sold into slavery in Ireland. He stayed there a number of years, but during this pivotal time in his life, he developed a deep abiding faith in God. He escaped captivity and returned to Britain in his early twenties, spent a number of years educating himself, and then he returned to Ireland where he served as a missionary, establishing churches and monasteries, and converting people to Christianity.
It was during his conversions that the significance of the clover was born. Most clover have three leaves, and it became a symbol that Patrick used to teach others about the Trinity (the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit). Patrick was long-associated with the clover and his teachings, and shortly after his death on March 17, 461 AD, he was placed into Sainthood by the church.
So, stop looking for the four-leafed clover. St. Patrick would enjoy the three-leafed variety much more.
Be sure to stock up on all of our St. Patrick’s Day partyware and paper goods for this year. We stock a variety of products that feature three-leafed clovers!