To continue with the tradition, of coming up with different 'Myths & Legends' (or real history) about a holiday, We are going to learn A legend about Leprechauns....

A Wee Bit about Leprechauns
Fairies fill Irish folklore. These make-believe creatures can assume various human or animal forms. They love music and may even lead humans astray with their pipe playing and singing. Irish fairies fall into two main groups: sociable and solitary. Perhaps the best known of the solitary fairies are the leprechauns.
Leprechauns have the distinction of being the most solitary of the solitaries, avoiding contact with humans, other fairies, and even other leprechauns! These two-foot tall, unfriendly, gruff men (there are no female leprechauns) prefer to pass their time making shoes for other fairies. They usually wear a green coat, a green hat, and a shoemaker's apron.

Due to their thrifty nature, they are trusted to guard fairy treasures and hide their pots of gold very carefully. But rainbows and the sound of a shoemaker's hammer provide humans with clues as to the whereabouts of a leprechaun and his hidden treasure.
According to legend, if you catch a leprechaun, you can force him to tell you where he hides his treasure. But there's a "catch": if you look away from him for even a second — and he will try to trick you into doing so — he'll disappear, taking his treasure with him!
So You may want to Watch Out!
I always think it's interesting to realize what 'goes' into a holiday...and Leprechaun's are one of the major things about St. Patrick's day! So I hope you enjoyed getting to learn this legend! And please come and visit us again soon!!
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
G.R.I.T.S. (Rae)
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