On Sunday, March 17, many around the world will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. A festive holiday, it often brings about festivals and parades and typically features attendees wearing green and enjoying some adult beverages.
Among the other themes that accompany the holiday is that of luck. You’ll likely hear someone mention the “Luck of the Irish” at some point. Besides being a basketball-themed movie released in 2001 or a different film of the same name from 1948, it is also something that boils down to someone feeling like you are a very fortunate person.
Of course, there are people out there who don’t believe in luck or maintain the perspective that one creates their own luck. It’s certainly a reasonable perspective to take, though many people in those camps likely still “knock on wood” every now and then or perhaps refuse to walk under a ladder or step on a sidewalk crack.
Even if you are not one to believe in things like luck, there are certainly plenty of others who do. Maybe they point to bad luck as the reason why something didn’t go their way, or perhaps they acknowledge good luck as a reason why things ultimately worked out.
No matter what one’s perspective is on the matter of luck, one thing we all understand is how folks turn to good luck charms as a way to try and boost their chances. There are plenty of things out there, some sentimental, that people will bring with them in hopes that it will lead to positive results.
Whether they have any tangible effect or not is surely up for debate, but at the very least it’s kind of fun to think it helps. If you already have your lucky charm, congrats because you’re set.
But for those of you who don’t have anything to bring you luck, don’t despair because there are plenty of options. Looking at it, what are the most popular good luck charms?
The website Brandpointcontent.com looked into the matter, and they came to some interesting conclusions.
One you may be thinking of is the four-leaf clover, as that is pretty commonly known to offer good luck. Well, actually you’ll need some pretty good luck to find one, as the odds of doing so are about one in 10,000. But if you can track one down then maybe it will give you double luck?
Another pretty common good-luck charm is the rabbit’s foot. Fortunately, most of the ones you’ll see are probably not actually from a rabbit. At least, we hope that’s the case?
Regardless, according to omgfacts.com, the concept of the rabbit’s foot being lucky originated from African-American folk spirituality known as “hoodoo.” In it, it is said the feet are lucky due to the rabbit’s reproductive habits.
There is even more backstory to it all, but suffice to say it’s kind of…umm….gross.
Other popular charms include the horseshoe, a penny (assuming it’s found head up) and the number seven.
Another thing that is believed to bring good luck? The color green. Actually, depending on where you come from its luck-bringing properties could go either way.
If you believe the color green offers good luck, though, or even just really like the color, you might want to check out our vast selection of window coverings that are available in the hue.