National Leprechaun Day is an American holiday dedicated to leprechauns. They are fabulous creatures that come to us from Irish tales. We think of them as small creatures with pointed ears, with or without a beard. The distinctive feature is the green costume and the same color cylinder on his head. The holiday is celebrated annually on May 13.
The history of National Leprechaun Day is not known. The main belief associated with the leprechaun is a pot of gold. He keeps his treasure at the end of the rainbow. At the same time, the little men often live alone in the swampy area. In their free time, they dance, commit mischief, and love to deceive people. It is believed that if you catch a leprechaun, he will tell you where the gold is hidden, so you can let him go. But be careful, they are very cunning and can easily deceive you!
On this day, we remember the origins of leprechauns, hold entertainment events, where people dress up as these creatures, there are also various games and competitions. For example, there are exciting quests, the aim of which is to find a hidden pot. For finding it, various rewards are supposed to be given.
- In the series “American Gods” a separate role is given to the leprechaun, played by Pablo Schreiber.
- On the Cooley Peninsula, there are many caves in Mount Slieve Foy. The place is believed to be home to leprechauns. The place is even protected by law!
- According to Irish myths, leprechauns can even live under water.
How to celebrate
Explore more information about leprechauns on this day. Participate in a variety of National Leprechaun Day events and festivals. Visit Ireland to soak up local folklore.
Spread the word about the holiday on social media. Ask users how they imagine leprechauns?
When is National Leprechaun Day celebrated in 2023?
National Leprechaun Day is observed on May 13 each year.