Ever wonder why St Patrick's Day often includes shamrocks & leprechaun's in their celebration?
Well Legend has it that St. Patrick used the three-leaved shamrock to explain the Christian Holy Trinity. History shows that people often wore shamrocks on their coats and at the end of the day they"drowning the shamrock" — placing it in a glass of whiskey before drinking.
Today's leprechauns, usually rosy-cheeked, boozy little men in green attire, come from Irish folklore. The first recorded mention of a leprechaun goes back to the 8th century, coming from the word luchorpán, meaning "little body" to describe water spirits. Another possible origin is the Irish fairy Cluricaune, "a cunning spirit who haunts cellars, drinks, smokes and plays tricks". Cluricaune was popularized in a 1825 publication called Fairy Legends.