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Shamrock Fun

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Serendipitous (sare-in-dip-uh-dis): Discovered by chance.


Hello, dear friends!


I've got one thing on my mind, and that's all things spring. I want to see birds, flowers, sunshine. . .clovers! Tomorrow is St. Patrick's Day, so clovers are really on my mind.


It got me thinking. What's the difference between a shamrock and a clover? Of course I had to do some research.


  • Shamrocks are always made up of three leaves. Clovers sometimes have a fourth.

  • Shamrocks are always green. Clovers are green but can also be purple or even white!

  • The shamrock is the official symbol of St. Patrick's Day, but both are symbolic in Ireland.

  • Both symbolize good luck.

  • Shamrocks usually grow in clusters.


Here are a few other fun facts I learned. The elusive four-leaf clover represents love, luck, hope, and faith. Your chances of finding one? About one in 10,000! They say that if you're lucky enough to find one, gift your clover to another person to double your luck.


Celebrate the holiday any way you like with your loved ones. Enjoy each other's company, eat, and be merry. And I suggest making this festive playdough. (Who doesn't love a little playdough?)



I'll leave you with an Irish Blessing.


"May you never forget what is worth remembering, nor ever remember what is best forgotten."


Stay kind. . .

Gram

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