March 17 is an important holiday for LHP communities. After all, everyone has a wee bit o’ Irish in them on St. Patrick’s Day. At Westview Tower Apartments, staff rolled out the green carpet for a full-fledged St. Patrick’s Day extravaganza. Community Manager Maggie McLaughlin thanked her wonderful team for cooking an amazing feast, which included peeling more than 20 pounds of potatoes.
Shamrocks, leprechauns and pots of gold magically appeared at dozens of other LHP communities last week. Some of the St. Patrick’s Day traditions are based on fact and others on fiction. One example is the shamrock that you’ll see in many of the photos of festivities at these LHP properties. Is the shamrock a three-leaf or four-leaf clover? Is one a symbol of good luck?
St. Patrick was a real person and according to legend, St. Patrick used a three-leaf clover, or shamrock, as part of his teachings. It is possible for a shamrock to grow a fourth leaf. However, it isn’t a special variety of clover; it’s just an unusual mutation of a three-leaf clover. A four-leaf clover has become known as a symbol of good luck because it’s so hard to find. To learn more, visit the Almanac.