Leprechaun Day

Leprechaun Day

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.


  • 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!

  • Khushboo

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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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!

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