Feature Flower Friday: Shamrock
Posted on March 17 2017
Hi there all of you Garden of Eden Flower Shop (and chocolates and gifts) fans! We’d like to welcome you all to our new Feature Flower Friday! Each week, we will be feature a different type of flower, the meaning behind them and the reasons you would give or present them to someone else. Join us this week, as we cover the shamrock! The shamrock: a staple of St. Patrick’s Day culture, and one of Ireland itself. However, this little clover has much more meaning to it than just the annual holiday, and no, we’re not only talking about luck. Shamrocks became real popular in Ireland around the 5th century, where St. Patrick was spreading Christianity around the land. As the legend has it, he used the 3-leaf clover to symbolize the tenets of Christianity: the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. However, as time went on, the three leaves have also been used to symbolize the feelings of faith, love, and hope. As for the infamous 4-leaf clover, it no doubt symbolized great luck, but also stands for respect, wealth, love, and good health. In the religious context, 3 of the 4 leafs still symbolize the Holy Trinity, but the fourth leaf symbolizes humanity, which speaks towards another important part of Christianity—redemption. St. Patrick’s Day is a time to have fun with family and friends, as everyone is Irish today! So go forth and enjoy, armed with the knowledge of the true meaning behind the shamrock. From all of us at the Garden of Eden Flower Shop, we wish you a very happy St. Patrick’s Day!