Many people associate St Patrick's Day with leprechauns, pots of gold, and shamrocks. Believe it or not, the shamrock holds great significance in Irish culture...the legend of St Patrick tells a story in which St Patrick used the shamrock to explain the concept of the Holy Trinity- the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit- to his fellow Christians. Conversely, the Druids of Ireland believed that four leaf clovers aided them in spotting witches and other demons. Today, the shamrock is still highly revered throughout Ireland as a symbol of good fortune; each leaf of the four leaf clover signifies hope, faith, love, and luck.
As a little Irish gal, I love shamrocks and Celtic jewelry, and anyway- who doesn't love holiday themed costume jewelry? Holiday jewelry is fun and festive for tweens, teens, and adults alike. The good thing about St Patrick's themed jewelry: you can easily add green to your outfit. The "pinch me, I'm Irish" tradition is strictly all American- the tradition started in the 1700s in the United States. Supposedly, leprechauns would pinch anyone they could see...by tradition, wearing green made one invisible to leprechauns. Make sure to sport some green into your wardrobe, especially if you know someone who takes the pinching game seriously!
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