St. Patrick's Day is coming up soon, so I thought I would look at some superstitions that surround this Irish holiday from looking at the book that was edited by Cora Linn. The book is called, "Encyclopedia of Superstitions, Folklore, and the Occult Sciences of the World: A Comprehensive Library of Human Belief and Practice in the Mysteries of Life." It had been written in 1903.
So here are seven superstitions about this holiday:
- If you wear green on St. Patrick's Day, then you'll have a lucky day.
- If you eat or drink anything the color green, then once again you'll have a lucky day.
- Finding a four leaf clover on St. Patrick's Day, doubles the power of what it can do. The clover protects from witchcraft to giving you good luck.
- Like every superstition if you see a black cat on this day, you'll have bad luck! Guess keep a lot of clovers in your pockets.
- Find a leprechaun get a pot of gold, but beware they are tricksters!
- It is unlucky to do any important business on this day.
- If you cross the ice on St. Patrick's Day, that is a sign of prosperous times. So if you fall on the ice, you'll still get something good to happen to you!
So those are just some superstitions that surround the holiday. Ireland is rich culture, and has some very interesting folklore. My advice for this Monday, is to read more about the country and it's lore. That is just one way to celebrate the holiday!