Updated: Mar 23, 2021
As we celebrate this day of luck and all things Irish, we contemplate what brings about good luck.
According to Readers Digest, St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, was originally a religious feast honoring the patron saint of Ireland but has turned into a day to celebrate all things Irish. Legend has it that the good luck of the shamrock began when it was a revered pagan symbol, with the missionary Patrick later using its three leaves to explain the Holy Trinity. Today the shamrock remains a secular token of good fortune.