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Sunday, January 21, 2018

Four Leaf Clover Trivia

Green Four Leaf Clover Pin
What could be more of a Summer tradition than looking for a four leaf clover? Hours of laying in that bed of grass, spreading plants with our fingers as we seek the one odd combination that held a promise of good luck.

Some folk traditions assign a different attribute to each leaf of a clover. The first leaf represents hope, the second stands for faith, the third is for love and the fourth leaf brings luck to the finder.

did you know the occurrence of four leaf clovers are 1 in 5,000 three-leaf clovers? The earliest mention of “Fower-leafed or purple grasse” is from 1640 and simply says that it was kept in gardens because it was “good for the purples in children or others. 
whatever that refers to.

Four-leaf clovers were Celtic charms, presumed to offer magical protection and ward off bad luck. Children in the Middle Ages believed if they carried a four-leaf clover, they would be able to see fairies.

 The Italian automobile maker Alfa Romeo believed in the luc of a four leaf clover. Ever since the 1923 Targa Florio race, they have painted a four-leaf clover on the side of their racing cars. 

There are farms in the US which specialize in four-leaf clovers, producing as many as 10,000 a day (to be sealed in plastic as "lucky charms"). The youth organization, 4-H, uses a green four-leaf clover with a white H on each leaf.

Its popularity led to a song being written about them.  I'm Looking for a Four-Leaf Clover was written by Mort Dixon and became a hit for Art Mooney and his Orchestra.

So, if you are down on your luck and just a little bit superstitious, go find yourself a four leaf clover.

1 comment:

  1. You always find such interesting things to post about. Love this!