Friday, March 17, 2017

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

Few holidays are as jolly in America as the St. Patrick's Day. The entire Irish diaspora is in high spirits. Shenanigans can begin. If you have ever visited Chicago on this Irish holiday, you could not possibly have missed the electric green color that spills, literally, into the Chicago River. This annual ritual is enjoyed by the denizens of Chicago and Chicago visitors alike.

To celebrate his Irish roots Jimmo designed a trefoil shamrock leaf line that is included in his Just For Fun Collection. The shamrock line offers t-shirts, socks and mugs. These attractive items make perfect gifts for any person of Irish descent and can be enjoyed all year round even if you are not Irish. 

Shamrock is a symbol of Ireland. The word shamrock or shamrog is of Gaelic origin and refers to any three leafed green plant. The legend has it that Saint Patric, who was a bishop in early pagan Ireland, supposedly used a trefoil shamrock leaf to explain the concept of the Holy Trinity of the Christian Church. The explanation seemed logical and clear, and so, the Irish accepted Christianity.

This is probably the reason why the Irish revered shamrock throughout the ages, but it must also be said that the trefoil plant called wood sorrel was used as food. The herb pops up in forests and can be foraged. It ads a delicious sour tinge to any salad. Interestingly enough, the trefoil white clover, which isn't sour, wasn't used as food.

The four-leaf clover, on the other hand, tells a very different story. It is called Mary's Shamrock. It is a symbol of luck not only in Ireland. People believe that the leaves of a clover represent hope, faith, and love. God added another leaf for luck, and those who find one such four-leafed clover are indeed very lucky. 

If you are a reader of this blog or follow us on social media, you belong to the few lucky ones since Jimmo is offering generous discount of 20% on all purchases. 

Simply type 


at checkout to secure your discount. This offer expires on March 21st. 

And now we can only wish you a very happy Saint Patrick's Day! Don something green, get merry, drink, dab, dance, fool around. Let shenanigans begin. And remember, it's Paddy, Pat, or Podge, not Patty!

Jim & Dominique

Our international reader can purchase Jimmo's shamrock adorned items on Redbubble.

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