Why Shamrocks Are The Symbols For St. Patty’s Day

Have you ever wandered why the shamrock is the logo for St. Patty’s day?  Well I am here to tell you! “Shamrock” is the common name for for several different kinds of clovers native to Ireland. The shamrock was chosen Ireland’s national emblem because of the legend that St. Patrick had used it to illustrate the doctrine of the Trinity. The Trinity is the idea that God is really three-in-one: The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit, is the Trinity. Patrick demonstrated the meaning of the Three-in-One by picking a shamrock from the grass growing at his feet and showing it to his listeners. He told them that just as the shamrock is one leaf with three parts, God is one entity with three Persons, some clovers have 4 leaves. The Irish have considered shamrocks as good-luck symbols since earliest times, and today people of many other nationalities also believe they bring good luck.Triple cobalt123 via Compfight

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