St. Patrick's Day in Italy

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A photo of a four leaf clover - credit Wikipedia

In honour of St. Patrick's Day on March 17th,
I have drawn a four leaf clover.

It is a symbol of good luck, especially if it's found by chance. It's an uncommon variety of the three leaf clover (a.k.a the Shamrock). Legend has it that each leaflet has significance: the first leaf represents hope, the second is for faith, the third is for love, and the fourth leaf represents luck. Another legend is that the three leaf clover, or Shamrock represents the Holy Trinity.

St. Patrick's Day is named after Saint Patrick, a patron saint of Ireland. It began as a Catholic holiday and became an official feast day in the early 1600s, and gradually became a secular celebration of Ireland's culture. It has been written in Irish folklore that he taught and spread God's word to the Irish people and used the shamrock to explain the Holy Trinity (the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit). He is considered to this day to be the principal champion of Irish Christianity.

File:Green Chicago River on Saint Patricks Day 2009.jpg

Chicago River is dyed green for St. Patrick's Day

Although, we're not Irish, nor do we have any Irish blood in our family genealogy, we never miss an opportunity, or rather my husband doesn't miss an opportunity, to drink some Guinness. So, off to the pub we go tonight celebrating St. Patrick's Day after I finish work to our only local Irish pub and hangout - Auld Dublin.  

Where will you be celebrating?

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