Saint Patrick’s Leprechaun Day


Leprechaun Day

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About Leprechaun Day

When is Leprechaun Day? This holiday is always celebrated on May 13

Leprechaun Day is today, a May 14 holiday. This holiday is dedicated to the happy and mischievous little elves of Ireland. Saint Patrick’s Day is a huge day in March that celebrates Irish pride and everything about Ireland. But, tiny Leprechauns with their precious, hidden pot of gold, deserve their own day reserved just for them.

According to Irish legend, or folklore, Leprechauns have a hidden pot of gold. Don’t bother trying to find it by yourself. The Leprechauns have hidden their pot of gold too well for mere mortals to find them. However, if you catch a Leprechaun, he must lead you to his pot of gold.

Looking to find your millions!? Simply catch a leprechaun and he then has to lead you to the pot of gold he is protecting. But, be careful. These wee little Leprechauns are mischievous. They will try every trick in their book, to escape and avoid giving you the pot of gold. 

On Leprechaun Day, we suggest you take a few minutes to admire your own “pot of gold”. Or, do something to grow or increase the size of your own pot of gold. Short of these two activities, we suggest you go out and try to catch a Leprechaun!  

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How to Celebrate Leprechaun Day

It is very easy to enjoy this fun holiday:

  • Look for a Leprechaun and try to catch him.
  • Learn more about Leprechauns.
  • Start your own pot of gold. Then, add to it regularly. And, don’t let anyone know where it is.
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Today's Irish Blessing

May the rain fall softly upon your fields. And the sun shine warm upon your face.

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History and Origin of Leprechaun Day

Our research uncovered virtually no information on the roots of this day.  

We do know that this holiday existed prior to 2000 when we performed our first research on Leprechaun Day. The holiday most likely was born in the United States or Canada, where it is celebrated and recorded on many holiday websites. We do not believe it is celebrated in Ireland.

Beginning around 2015, some internet websites started calling this holiday National Leprechaun Day. We found no justification for adding the word “National” to the title. There isn’t any congressional records to confirm that this is truly a national day. Nor, did we find a presidential proclamation.

Definition of “National” Days – and why it is important to distinguish true National days.

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