Every year, on May 13, we celebrate National Leprechaun Day. The origins of Leprechaun Day are just as mysterious as the place where Leprechauns hide their pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. 

According to Irish folklore, a leprechaun is a type of fairy that is usually represented as an old man, clad in a red or green coat, and who enjoys being mischief.

Leprechauns spend their time making shoes. Another thing to know about them is that they store their coins in a hidden pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

There is a rumor going around saying that if you catch a leprechaun, he has to give you his pot of gold. Unfortunately, leprechauns are very tricky to catch. 

You can celebrate this day by adding to a saving account or by simply watching leprechaun-related cartoons.

21 THOUGHTS ON “Leprechaun Day”

by Deb dutta

Haha this is such a fun post! I’d love to celebrate a day like this!

by Lavanda Michelle

I never heard of leprechuan day! I think my kids will love this.

by Lavanda Michelle

I never heard of leprechuan day! I think my kids will love this.

by Sam

I haven’t heard of leprachan day, it sounds so fun!

by Sam

I haven’t heard of leprachan day, it sounds so fun!

by Jocelyn

That’s so fascinating! I remember trying to catch a leprechaun when I was really little but this might be an easier way to celebrate!

by Meagan Badore

We always celebrated leprechauns on St. Patty’s Day so this is new to me that they have their own day. So cool!

by casey

I never heard of leprechuan day! Might show this to my kids later.

by hey sharonoox

First time I heard of leprechuan day! It sounds like a fun show. Thanks for sharing!

by SomeBizarreMonkey

I’m always happy to check out new cartoon characters and shows… thanks for sharing one about leprechauns :)

by Renee @ The Good Hearted Woman

There are so many interesting legends and traditions around leprechauns. One that makes no sense to me is that they are all male. Another is that they are outcast elves. All fun stuff though, for sure!

by Khushboo

This is new for me. We don’t have such day here in India. Thanks for sharing

by Waren Jean

The leprechaun that I know is Rampelstiltskin and I am still searching for more. Hopefully the next will give me a pot of gold. Hahaha

by Daisi

Wow I have heard of Leprechauns but I have never heard of Leprechaun Day. Thanks for enlightening me on this topic. I am sure that it’s a really fun day.

by Ana De-Jesus

Aha I had no idea that there was such a thing as a Leprechaun day but then again, since there is a national day for tacos, I can imagine that there can be a national day for everything these days. Haha!

by Jessica Taylor

This is so cute! My nephew is a huge Teen Titan fan!

by What Corinne Did

I had never heard of leprechaun day but heard of the legends relating to leprechaun. They are also talked about in many tv shows!

by Tara Pittman

My boys celebrate leprechaun day at school every year. They would love this show.

by Mary Ann

Who knew there was a national leprechaun day? Thanks for enlightening me!

by Tammy

This looks like fun. Will have to check it out for the grandkids.

by Amber Myers

Cool, I didn’t know about this day at all! I would love to catch one and get some gold ;)