Today, four-leaf clovers are associated with St. Patrick's Day, but they appear in centuries-old legends as symbols of good luck. The Druids (Celtic priests), in the early days of Ireland, believed that when they carried a three-leaf clover or shamrock, they could see evil spirits coming and have a chance to escape in time. Four-leaf clovers were Celtic charms, presumed to offer magical protection and ward off bad luck. Children in the Middle Ages believed if they carried a four-leaf clover, they would be able to see fairies, and the first literary reference to suggest their good fortune was made in 1620 by Sir John Melton.
Don't stress about searching for your lucky four-leaf clover. Create your own! We're sharing our favorite St. Patrick's Day craft ideas that involve these lucky leaves. Make accessories for the big parade, or go all-out with holiday decorations for your home. These craft ideas are so easy, you'll want to make them all! Grab the kids and the craft supplies (preferably in green), and start making these fun creations.
These dreamy green treats are better than a pot of gold. We're sharing our best shamrock desserts, including recipes for festive cookies, adorable surprise-inside shamrock cupcakes, and a delicious shamrock-theme shake (this one is so tasty!). Satisfy your sweet tooth with these cute desserts that celebrate the symbol of St. Patrick's Day. No clover hunt required!