Horseshoe – Horseshoes have come to symbolize luck and security from evil. Saint Dunstan was supposed to shoe the Devil’s horse. Instead, Dunstan nailed the horseshoe to the Devil’s foot and agreed to remove it if the Devil promised to never enter a household with a horseshoe on the door.

Pot of gold –Finding a pot of gold is supposed to bring success, fulfillment, happiness hope and prosperity. Leprechauns were famously known to possess their prized pots and traditionally hide this treasure at the end of a rainbow. 

Rabbits foot – The Celts believed rabbits brought luck. Because rabbits usually reside underground, they were thought to be in constant contact with gods and spirits of the underworld and are therefore considered to have a protective power.

Corn beef and Cabbage – Ham and cabbage was eaten in Ireland, while corned beef offered a cheaper substitute for poor immigrants. Irish-Americans living in poverty in Manhattan in the late 19th century and early 20th, purchased leftover corned beef from ships returning from the tea trade in China. The Irish would boil the beef three times—the last time with cabbage—to remove some of the brine.. Each year, thousands of Irish Americans gather with their loved ones on St. Patrick’s Day to share a “traditional” meal of corned beef and cabbage.

This St Patrick’s Day will be filled with lots of extra luck!