DETROIT, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FlowerDeliveryExpress.com a leading online flower delivery company, wants to clear up a misconception many people may have about Ireland's national flower. A four leaf clover is not a shamrock.
A shamrock, recognized as a symbol of Ireland and the Irish people, and often linked to St. Patrick, is a three leaf clover that is believed to bring good luck. Four leaf clovers are much rarer and are commonly mistaken to be a shamrock. Shamrocks were believed to possess magical properties with its three leaves, as three is a sacred number in numerology. In ancient times they were used by druids to ward off evil spirits. Druids saw the three leaf shamrock as representing body, mind, and spirit.
The shamrock was used, according to legend by St. Patrick, to represent the Holy Trinity of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. St. Patrick was a missionary sent to convert the Irish to Christianity. One legend is that St. Patrick drove the snakes out of Ireland, but it is actually a metaphor for banishing the Druids and other pagans.
During the reign of Queen Victoria, the shamrock was identified as a sign of rebellion and independence from the British crown, and to wear a shamrock on a military uniform was a crime and punishable by death. Over time, the shamrock grew to become a symbol of Irish pride.
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Wesley Berry is the CEO of FlowerDeliveryExpress.com, a multi-million dollar online floral delivery operation. He also owns Wesley Berry Flowers, a Detroit-based brick and mortar florist established in 1946.
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