According to legend, Patrick lived in the 4th Century and converted the pagan Irish to Christianity. He used the shamrock – the three leafed clover – to explain the Holy Trinity to the Irish, which is why it’s often depicted in Irish folklore.
(If you’re curious about why the four-leafed clover is lucky, the Druids believed it warded off evil, and it’s said that Eve carried one when leaving the Garden of Eden – so everyone who has one can be said to carrying a piece of Paradise. Additionally, the four leaves can also stand for: Love, Luck, Faith and Hope. Interesting, huh?)
Another fun fact: DYK that according to legend, St Patrick is said to be the one to drove the snakes out of Ireland? It’s a great place for an ophidiophobic!
So wherever you are in the world, have a great St Patrick’s Day!