St. Patricks Day Fun Facts

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  • Did you know that, according to tradition, leprechauns were red, not green? They wore fine clothes, liked to play tricks, and made shoes for a living. The image above is nothing like the images of leprechauns found in old stores.
  • The actual color of St. Patrick is blue. Green became associated with St. Patrick's Day during the 19th century. Green in Irish legends was worn by faries and immortals, and also by people to encourage their crops to grow.
  • One estimate suggests that there are about 10,000 regular three-leaf clovers for every lucky four-leaf clover.
  • In Chicago, on St. Patrick's Day, the rivers are dyed green. In Seattle, there is a ceremony where a green stripe is painted on the roads.
  • According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the highest number of leaves found on a clover is 14.
  • Legend says that each leaf of the clover means something: the first is for hope, the second for faith, the third for love amd the fourth for luck.