Leprechaun

Leprechaun (St. Paddy's Day, Saint Patrick's Day) Click to Download

Saint Patrick is one of the patron saints of Ireland. Saint Patrick's Day is celebrated on March 17. It is a national holiday of Ireland and also celebrated in Canada, Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand, and the United States. The celebration of this holiday is usually themed around traditional Irish themes. Mainly all things green. People wear green clothing, eat green food or traditional Irish meals, and drink green drinks. This holiday is a religious Catholic holiday. St. Patrick was known for teaching non-christian people the Holy Trinity by using a shamrock (a small three-leaved plant) One of the most celebrated Irish mythologies is the Leprechaun. This creature is mainly represented because it wears green and has long been in Irish folk lore. This is the only tie to Leprechauns and St. Patrick's Day.

The Leprechaun comes from Irish folklore. The Leprechaun is described as a little wise faced old man, with a twinkle in his eyes. The Leprechaun is known for being a shoemaker. If you hear the tapping of a little hammer there my be a Leprechaun around. They are known for being rich and keeping large crocks of gold. It is said that if you look at one and keep your eyes on him he can not escape but if you gaze away for a split second he will vanish. It is not wise to seek them because they are very tricky and love to play jokes on mortals. I hope you enjoy this Leprechaun paper toy. Traditionally he would also be wearing a leather apron. I wanted to put him in as much green as possible to really represent St. Patrick's Day. Also his shamrock have 4 leaves instead of three because 4 leave clovers are suppose to be really lucky. Also see Elf