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Ever Wondered Why A Four Leaf Clover Considered Lucky?

The four-leaf clover, or shamrock, is a rare variation of the common three-leaf clover. According to some traditions, such clovers bring good luck. In addition, each leaf is believed to represent something- the first is for 'FAITH', the second is for 'HOPE', the third is for 'LOVE', and the fourth is for 'LUCK'. It is evaluated that the chances of finding a four leaf clover are one in 10,000.

Ever Wondered Why A Four Leaf Clover Considered Lucky?

Ever Wondered Why A Four Leaf Clover Considered Lucky?

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Ever wondered from where does this superstition or belief comes from?

Ever wondered from where does this superstition or belief comes from?

According to Irish beliefs, the superstition stems from Druid priests who used the shamrock for healing the sick, to ward off evil and in worship rituals. Prior to this, St. Patrick had found the three-leaf clover to be a very special plant. 

In Ancient Egypt, when a couple got married, it was a tradition to give them a four-leaf clover which was a blessing of their union and representation of their undying love for one another.

Here are few fun facts about four-leaf clover!

Here are few fun facts about four-leaf clover!

1. The plant's Latin name is Trifolium repens or white clover.

2. The word shamrock comes from the Irish word seamrog, which means 'little clover'.

3. The fourth leaf might be smaller and of a different shade than the other three.

4. Shamrocks don't like roommates, so don't plant them with other houseplants in the same container.

5. Tiny Shamrocks fold up their leaves before they go off to sleep at night and will produce a yellow flower about two months after germination.

Want to share your luck? It is said if you pass along your four leaf clover, your luck will double.

Want to share your luck? It is said if you pass along your four leaf clover, your luck will double.

Anyone who possesses four-leaf clover will have good fortune in any ventures they attempt.

Anyone who possesses four-leaf clover will have good fortune in any ventures they attempt.

A person who finds a four-leaf clover will meet a future lover on the same day.

A person who finds a four-leaf clover will meet a future lover on the same day.

Four-leaf clovers are so rare because there are no clover plants that produce four leaves naturally.

Four-leaf clovers are so rare because there are no clover plants that produce four leaves naturally.

Children in the middle ages believed they would see fairies if they carried a four-leaf clover.

Children in the middle ages believed they would see fairies if they carried a four-leaf clover.

Abraham Lincoln carried a four-leaf clover with him everywhere for good luck. 

Abraham Lincoln carried a four-leaf clover with him everywhere for good luck. 

However, on the night he was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth, he was not carrying it.

In 1620, Sir John Melton made the first literary reference to their ability to provide good fortunate. 

In 1620, Sir John Melton made the first literary reference to their ability to provide good fortunate. 

He said, "If a man walking in the fields and find any four leafed grass, he shall in a small while after some good thing."

It is believed that Ireland is home to more four-leaf clovers than any other place. 

It is believed that Ireland is home to more four-leaf clovers than any other place. 

You can watch in this video how to find a four-leaf clover!

Four-leaf clover- The symbol of good luck!

Four-leaf clover- The symbol of good luck!

There are many beliefs and facts in regards of the four-leaf clover, so always be on the lookout for a four-leaf clover because you can never have enough good luck!

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