Leprechaun Day is celebrated on May 13th of every year. The Leprechaun Day celebrated for the little folks of Ireland, which is also celebrated on Saint Patrick’s Day of every year. According to the story of Irish folklore, each leprechaun has a hidden pot of gold, and it will be placed at the end of the rainbow, and if the humans catch any of those leprechauns, with that help of its magical power they offer you three wishes for the exchange of their freedom. So by this, you will always need a pot full of gold or the little green guy makes today as your day. On the Leprechaun Day, people will be used to search for the rainbows and Leprechauns. The day celebrated as an Irish pride and everything about Ireland. Then the day for tiny Leprechauns and their precious hidden pot of gold has deserved their day.
“If you stepped out of the shower and saw a leprechaun standing at the base of your toilet, would you scream, or would you innately understand that he meant you no harm?” – David Sedaris, Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls
History of Leprechaun Day
The founder and creator of Leprechaun Day are still unknown. The Leprechaun Day celebrated for these little men who have been sparked the speculation of Irish for ages, with that they took the rest of the world in their hands. Nobody knows that why the day called as Leprechaun Day and then the founder of the day is also not yet found by anybody, but it may be a trick by somebody. Mostly Leprechaun love to do tricks, with that it will be even disclaimer, and it may look fun at the end of the rainbow (but if there is anyone), and nobody is lucky here to get the pot of gold.
The origin of the word Leprechaun is Irish, which supposedly came from the olden Irish word luchorpán. The meaning of luchorpán is a small boy. Moreover, in the older stories, they will say that the traditional Leprechaun will only wear red they won’t wear green. Then the red color has been getting associated with Christmas and Santa Claus, so they planned to change the color for the other day of the year.
Nowadays the capturing of Leprechaun and getting three wishes is probably a miscalculation. Then the main source of tidbit was the tale of the King of Ulster being granted all three wishes.
Other Celebrations on May 13
May 13 is also celebrated as
- Top Gun Day
- National Frog Jumping Day
- World Bellydance Day
- International Hummus Day
- International Mothers Day
How to Celebrate Leprechaun Day
Leprechaun Day is celebrated by just reading some famous work of Irish poet Willian Butler Yeasts, by reading those books you can able to know more about Leprechaun. On this day you just go out with your kids to woods and have more fun by looking for Leprechauns. The searching is exactly good for your legs and lungs. On the Leprechaun Day, you have to learn the habit of Leprechaun like save the pot full of gold you start to save your money. So you can able to share your thoughts and ideas about Leprechaun Day on social media with your friends and community just by using the hashtag #LeprechaunDay.