Celebrating Leprechauns on St. Patrick’s Day

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I thought it would be appropriate to revisit this evergreen post, originally published in 2010, on this special day. ย I hope you enjoy it!

Hello Everyone,
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Mr E and I had a conversation yesterday about the significance of St. Patrick’s Day to the elves and the faery realm. Here it is – hope you enjoy it.–Natalie

NL: Today is St. Patrick’s Day…

Mr E: Ah yes, one of my favorite days…

NL: What does that mean for you in your realm, anything? Or is it basically a human holiday?

Mr E: It’s mainly a human holiday and it’s a good thing because they show their belief in the leprechaun and this is when they celebrate the leprechaun.

NL: Is that really what they do, you think?

Mr E: Yes, they seem to celebrate them and appreciate them.

NL: Well I know the holiday is named after Saint Patrick (circa 387-461 AD), one of the most well known patron saints of Ireland but I don’t really know why it is connected to leprechauns…

Mr E: Nor do I really but what I find most interesting is that this is the only human holiday I know of where a member of the faery realm is focused on and celebrated. It seems to be a time where peopleย  stop and think “oh, remember, there’s still fairies around,” so yes, we are very happy about St. Patrick’s day.

NL: This is also a time when people are reminded about the luck of the Irish but I have read that many feel that is rather ironic because the Irish seem to be rather unlucky, historically.

Mr E: (Laughs) Well, the real luck of the Irish has to do with the faeries, it’s all connected to us.

NL: So, what about leprechauns? Why are they featured in this holiday?

Mr E: Well,it’s because the humans in Ireland can see the leprechauns better than they can see other types of fae.

NL: I wonder why that is?

Mr E: The leprechauns…they are very bold and outgoing…

NL: And they don’t seem to be afraid of humans.

Mr E: No, they’re not afraid of humans at all and their energy is strong. They’ve never been afraid of humans, they just know how to deal with them. They think “oh, all right, we’ll trick you into doing this or that if that’s what you want.” They can be very clever and you have to be very careful when you strike a bargain with them. Unless you are good friends with them, watch the fine print, as they say.

NL: They seem to enjoy playing with humans this way, sort of yanking their chain.

Mr E: Oh, they love it! It’s like their hobby but they’ve got a good sense of humor too.

NL: So, they aren’t necessarily being mean.

Mr E: No, they’re not mean spirited, there’s not a mean bone in their body but if a human makes them mad or tries to catch them and use them, look out. Really, catching them and demanding money isn’t a really nice thing to do, is it?

NL: No it isn’t and I can’t imagine it ending very well for the humans.

MR E: Back in the day, humans used to think they were superior to the much smaller leprechaun but it shows what little they really knew. Who is superior to who here? Who knows more than you do? Believe me, size isn’t an indicator of intelligence or wisdom.

NL: Exactly! So, ideally, how would you like humans to observe St. Patrick’s Day?

MR E: It would be great if humans would remember to be thankful for the leprechauns, the little folks and the faeries of all kinds.

NL: Is there anything special people should do on that day if they want to connect with the fae?

MR E: Not especially but I would say that it would be a grand day to connect with the fae. And, not only that, it is getting to be spring, that’s always a good thing because that’s when a lot of them are waking up. I can see them out there waking up so I am happy very about that.

NL: So what do we want to tell people about celebrating St. Patrick’s day?

MR E: Uh…drink lots of ale (laughs) and leave a little bit out for the elves–oh and leprechauns, of course.

NL: So, basically, celebrate the fae on St. Patrick’s Day?

MR E: Yes but actually, I think it’s also a time to celebrate the fae and human relationship,it’s really good to keep that in mind too. Don’t forget, it’s the humans remembering the fae that is so very important-now more than ever before. This is the day that you can thin the veil one extra time because so many people are focused and thinking about the leprechauns.

You know, now that I think of it, I believe we need more fae related holidays to help with the veil thinning.ย  So…how about an Elven Day? A day to remember all the good things the elves have done for humans. (laughs)

NL: Sure…when would you like to have Elven Day?

Mr E: Hmmm…how about me birthday? Yes, that’s a grand idea… all right, May 24th, Elven Day it is! Mark your calendars everyone! (big laugh)

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  1. Rhiannon March 17, 2010 at 4:43 am - Reply

    *Marks calender* Lol.. You’re a Gemini! My friend came around to pick me up to go celebrate for St Patricks day..but I had to do the “responsible adult” bit and stay home because I have a big day at course tomorrow :'( I’ve never celebrated st patricks day before.

  2. rico paulo March 17, 2010 at 9:58 am - Reply

    its saint patricks day today!!! yey!!
    i hope ill find 600 four leaf clover and to see a real leprechaun!!!!

  3. elvenhart March 17, 2010 at 5:00 pm - Reply

    I will certainly mark my calender!!!…where I live it was Saint Patrick’s day yesterday…

  4. Sarah March 17, 2010 at 6:51 pm - Reply

    Ha! I will definitely mark my calender!
    Happy St. Patricks everyone! Thanks for the post Natalie!

  5. Elyssa March 17, 2010 at 7:08 pm - Reply

    yay!!! elven day!! lolz i’ll mark my calender mr.e ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Piper March 17, 2010 at 8:21 pm - Reply

    Hey everybody! Happy st.patricks day! I’m just wondering but how do we attract leprachauns and will they live in the fae house that I make? Sorry if this is off topic but how do we attract dragons, when are you going to do a post on them? Thanxs!

  7. jake THe monkie March 17, 2010 at 10:58 pm - Reply

    my leprechaun friend is tricking me with
    a 4-leaf clover bargain for gold bargain.
    How am i supposed to get a fair share of gold per a 4 leaf cover?

  8. SirZachary March 18, 2010 at 3:21 pm - Reply

    I actualy thinkI will celbrate elven day. Plus May is the month of my birthday.

  9. ILov3Clay March 18, 2010 at 11:51 pm - Reply

    I’m marking my calender for Elven Day!!

  10. Kassandra March 19, 2010 at 12:32 am - Reply


  11. dante March 19, 2010 at 11:56 am - Reply

    Ill celebrate Elven Day…but i never knew so many people celebrate St. Patty’s day …i though it was only the irish..good to know it wasnt just them:)

  12. Lisa A.- Grey Eyes March 19, 2010 at 9:31 pm - Reply

    I really loved reading Mr. E’s viewpoint of Leprechauns. To tell you the truth- whenever I think of St. Patty’s Day, I do think of the Leprechauns.

    I reccomend Tanis Haniwell’s book (true story) called “My Summer with the Leprechauns”– regarding how she encountered a leprechaun and his family on a Summer long trip to Ireland– in one of their old thatched cottages there.

    People thought the cottage was haunted- because of odd noises and all going on in there- but here it was a leprechaun and his family! This leprechaun definitely has a great personality and sense of humor– and alot of wisdom too.

    One of the things he told Tanis was what the emblem of the shamrock means to the leprechaun caste. It is thier symbol they use– and each leaf symbolizes the 4 elements: Earth, Air, Water and Fire.

    This leprechuan told Tanis that they can’t understand why humans insist on eating meat– he wont even eat lettuce becuase he thinks it’s murder. I can understand that- we humans will pull out a head of lettuce from the roots— while all we have to do is take the outer leaves and let it keep growing and enjoying it’s life in the soil.

    Mr. E. if you meet any Leprechauns over there in your REalm, please tell them Lisa Grey Eyes sends them hugs and kisses and says “Top of the Morn’n to ya!” ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. White Lightning Lady March 21, 2010 at 10:57 am - Reply

    Hello,I didnt get to celebrate ST.PATRICKS DAY, but i will definitely celebrate Elven day seeing as Mr.E’s birthday is 4 days before mine. I do celebrate midsummer.

  14. wondering April 4, 2010 at 6:30 pm - Reply

    what have elves done for us?

  15. Faerie Wren April 16, 2010 at 1:02 pm - Reply

    yay!!!! my Birthday is the 25th May…Lets have a joint party Mr. E haha ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Bri May 23, 2010 at 12:20 pm - Reply

    Ah…I remember when I was in 3rd grade and my friends and I would go to our imaginary world-IERF (long story)-And those “leprechauns” (in the ‘land’) chased US down! Lol…Memories.

  17. Mia June 16, 2010 at 1:44 pm - Reply

    Hi I am a huge fan and I was wondering is there bad fairies?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

  18. Olivia August 4, 2010 at 8:23 am - Reply

    Before I was born my grandma had seen a fairy and she described the fairy and my grandma saw she had seen the fairy flying around in her mums and the fairy saw my grandma and through minds the fairy said “beautiful day for butterflies ” and then fly off

  19. Ibelieveinfairies October 5, 2010 at 7:59 am - Reply

    Hey Natalie and Mr.E,
    I do believe in fairies but I cannot see them.
    How do I open “The third eye” ?

  20. IBelieveInFairies October 6, 2010 at 10:39 am - Reply

    Hey Natalie, Susan and Mr.E,
    One day I was under a tree, I remember that I left some pearls ( I think the pearls were fake) outside.I found them under some mud, I kept on closing my eyes and opening them. But I was relaxed. I was talking to fairies. I’m not sure if they heard me. I am not sure if they were there anyways, In the corner of my eye I saw a fae! Her wings, light, clothes etc, were orange,She was beautiful. She looked like a fae queen. I saw her for a few seconds then she was gone. Could I have imagined this or was she really there? She looked very realistic.

    Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. arjem October 22, 2010 at 5:16 am - Reply

    Hi mia,
    there are bad fairies.so if you don’t want them in your fairyhouse put a protection rune to avoid bad fairies…

  22. IBelieveInFairies November 3, 2010 at 8:39 am - Reply

    Hello again,
    I haven’t had a second fairy encounter, lol. Back to the point – – Well, my comment on the third eye, I got all my answers from this website thank you very much Natalie, Susan and MR.E. I bought a book about fairies and it said there are earth fairies, garden fairies, flower fairies, fire fairies and tree fairies, is all this true?

    PS: I trust You [ Natalie ], Susan and MR.E! Thanks again!!

  23. Anya January 12, 2011 at 7:09 pm - Reply

    Hi, Natalie,
    According to a family story, my great-great-grandmother said she saw a leprechaun (though I think her exact words were the “wee folk”). Apparantly she said that they sit on your bed and wait for you to die, and that if you see where they live, you’ll die…but I haven’t been able to find any research supporting that, so I think she meant a different kind of faery. Do you have any idea what she could’ve seen?
    Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Natalie Lynn January 16, 2011 at 7:25 pm - Reply

      Hi Anya,

      I agree with you, I don’t believe your great-great-grandmother was talking to a leprechaun – at least not the ones I have heard about from Mr E

  24. Guy January 22, 2011 at 6:31 pm - Reply

    my birthday is May 24th lol ๐Ÿ˜€

  25. Allan March 24, 2011 at 8:33 pm - Reply

    Happy Elven Day!! Happy birthday Mr E!!

  26. Etalia Knock June 11, 2017 at 1:48 am - Reply

    Hey, why stop there!!!! Why not have a Pixie Day, or even a Brownie Day!!!!!

  27. Etalia Knock June 11, 2017 at 1:49 am - Reply

    Oh, I forgot my manners, Happy Late Birthday Mr E!!!

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