Why The Four-Leaf Clover?



Katherine Phelan, Staff Writer

Have you ever found yourself wondering, why the four-leaf clover? 

Well, everyone knows that the four-leaf clover is rare to find but you would be surprised to find out how rare it is. For every one four-leaf clover, there are approximately 10,000 three-leaf clovers. You could be laying in a field of clovers and not find a single one. It is very common to save a four-leaf clover if you find one. The way you can do this is by “pressing” the clover (smushing it down by using a heavy object for example, a book). Then, carefully place it on a piece of paper to dry overnight. Lastly, just find the perfect picture frame and hang it up! 

What truly is the significance of the four-leaf clover after you have already found it? Well, it is known that the leaves on the four-leaf clover supposedly stand for faith, love, hope, and luck. This comes from old Celtic legends which tell us that four-leaf clovers were “Celtic charms”, that were presumed to offer magical protection and ward off bad luck. Children in the Middle Ages believed that they would be able to see fairies if they carried a four-leaf clover with them. Four-leaf clovers have often been associated with leprechauns many times which makes sense as they are also a symbol of luck. The four-leaf clover’s importance comes from many superstitions and tales, but it is up to the eye of the beholder to decide what they believe in. To some people, the uncertainty bothers them, but to others, it can be a comfort to believe that magic is on our side. 

In conclusion, if you ever find a four-leaf clover, know how lucky you are. Keep that knowledge tucked away in your heart and use that little extra bit of luck for good!