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  • Writer's pictureJace Shoemaker-Galloway

National Leprechaun Day

Besides Frog Jumping Day and National Apple Pie Day, May 13 is also dedicated to those elusive Irish men dressed in green. Hold on to your pot of gold, it’s National Leprechaun Day! While the origins of this annual holiday are unknown, chances are pretty good a diminutive leprechaun created the day in his honor.

Leprechauns are sly and sneaky fairies dressed in shades of green that lead solitary yet busy lives. These spiffy dressers typically don waist coats, buckled shoes and hats. Many little leprechauns are hard-working shoemakers (like the author of this article!) They are talented musicians and love to dance. In fact, they love dancing so much, they wear out their shoes and constantly have to make new ones.

While they may be small in stature, they are quick as a whip. While seeing one from time-to-time is not all that unusual, catching one of these mischievous pranksters is another matter entirely! If you happen to catch a leprechaun, and good luck with that, the leprechaun will use his magical powers to grant you three wishes in return for his freedom. Or will he?

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