Have a Happy Saint Patrick’s Day everyone. Here is on last Shamrock before we turn our attention to bunnies and Easter eggs. I found this on “domestiquette” blog where they have complete instruction for you with a template. Here are the meanings of each leaf on the four Shamrock:
4-Leaf Clover and Luck:
- The four leaf clover is a universally accepted symbol of good luck with its origin ages old. According to legend, Eve carried a four leaf clover from the Garden of Eden.
- Druids held the 4 leaf clover in high esteem and considered them a sign of luck. In 1620, Sir John Melton wrote: “If a man walking in the fields find any four-leaved grass, he shall in a small while after find some good thing.
- According to Irish folklore, finding a stem of clover with 4 leaves will bring you good luck, but finding a clover stem with more than 4 leaves will not bring you even more luck.
- The mystique of the four leaf clover continues today, since finding a real four leaf clover is still a rare occurrence and omen of good luck.
What do the 4 leaves symbolize?:
One leaf is for HOPE… The second for FAITH…
The third for LOVE… And the fourth for LUCK! (info courtesy of lollysmith.com)
By Linda Lanese