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Lucky Clover (quatrofolium/four-leaf cloover/trifoi cu patru foi)


 

English: Trifolium repens ?

English: Trifolium repens ? (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

Lucky Clover

 

The four-leaf clover is a rare mutation of the common three-leaf clover. There are an estimated 10,000 three-leaf clovers for every four-leaf clover. Believed to be an omen of good luck, the four-leaf clover’s leaves represent faith, hope, love, and luck. It is not the only famous type of clover, however. The five-leaf clover is actually said to be luckier, while the three-leaf clover is Ireland‘s emblem, also known as a shamrock. What is the greatest number of leaves ever found on one clover? More… Discuss

 

 

 

TODAY’S HOLIDAY: SHEELAH’S DAY


Sheelah’s Day

Even the Irish aren’t exactly sure who Sheelah was. Some say she was St. Patrick‘s wife; some say his mother. But one thing that they all seem to agree on is how this day should be celebrated: by drinking whiskey. The shamrock worn on St. Patrick’s Day is supposed to be worn on the following day as well, until it is “drowned” in the last glass of the evening. If someone should drop his shamrock into his glass and drink it before the “drowning ceremony” takes place, he has no choice but to get a fresh shamrock and another glass. More… Discuss

 

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