Mixed in between wearing green to not get pinched and drinking yourself into oblivion there is the legend of the pot of gold in association with St. Patrick’s Day. (Find a leprechaun, get his pot of gold, right?) How did that get started?
The story goes like this:
The most well-known origin story of the leprechaun’s pot of gold at the end of the rainbow involves a couple of poor farmers in Ireland. … Dismayed by their greed, the leprechaun told the couple they might have all they wished for and more if they could find his pot of gold hidden at the end of the rainbow.
And ever since, people have been on the lookout for gold wielding leprechauns! If you are one of them, may the Luck of the Irish be with you.