In the early days of Ireland, Druids believed having a four-leaf clover offered them magical protection from evil spirits by warding off bad luck. According to Christian legend, Eve was said to have been carrying a four-leaf clover with her when she left the Garden of Eden. During the Middle Ages, children believed they would see faeries if they carried a four-leaf clover. Nowadays, the four-leaf clover is a sign of pure good luck, like holding a bit of Paradise on the palm of your hands.
On his daily walk along Fair Park, Dolphin Blue Founder and CEO, Thomas Kemper, was able to find 2 lucky four-leaf clovers! Try as one might, some people aren’t lucky enough to find one let alone two. Approximately, for every “lucky” four-leaf clover there are 10,000 three-leaf clovers, so your odds to finding 1 lucky clover are 1/10,000.
6 Fun Facts About Four-Leaf Clovers
- Each leaf on the lucky clover are said to stand for faith, hope, love and luck.
- There are no clover plants that naturally produce four-leaves.
- The fourth leaf can sometimes be smaller and a different shade than the other three.
- Abraham Lincoln carried his four-leaf clover with him everywhere for good luck, but reportedly forgot it the night he was assassinated.
- The word shamrock comes from the Irish word seamrog, it means ‘little clover’.
- The Guinness world record for the largest collection is 111,060 belonging to Edward Martin.3
Have you found any four-leaf clovers yet?