Do you believe in fairies? Some people really do and are already preparing their spring and summer gardens as they plant to plant flowers that attract fairies, such as sunflowers and pansies, to see if sprites will pay a visit. Others do not think pixies exist but are still fascinated by them. They will put fairy decorations in their gardens to add a touch of magic. Fairies are very popular, for you will often see many calendars, greeting cards, postcards, prints and posters that include fairies. There are even collectors of sprites that proudly display figurines of pixies on their shelves using them as a part of their home décor.
There are those who express their love of fairies by wearing tee-shirts and sweatshirts with sprites. Little girls with pixie wings look absolutely adorable. Dressing like sprites helps children to explore the world of imagination and enables adults to unleash their inner child.
In the world of animation, one of the most popular fairies is Tinker Bell. Ever since this pixie’s first movie, “Peter Pan,” she has gone on to star in other films. Tinker Bell, a beloved Walt Disney character, proves that it takes a certain kind of magic to make dreams come true.
March is a very special month for those who love fairies and for the Irish since it is the month of the leprechaun, the eternal symbol of St. Patrick’s Day. The Irish are already getting ready to celebrate their festive day by dressing in green and wearing those famous leprechaun hats.
The leprechaun, a fairy in Irish legend, is portrayed as a rosy cheeked cute little man with red hair, red long beard and a mischievous smile. He is an independent sprite who spends his time fixing and creating shoes. The leprechaun has a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. According to Irish fable, if you find a leprechaun, you will be very lucky, for he will give you three wishes in order to acquire his freedom. Beware if you steal a pot of gold from the leprechaun, for he will come back to get it. After all, you saw what happened in the horror film, “Leprechaun.”
Today the leprechaun is dressed in green. Did you know that before the 20th century the leprechaun wore red? Since the leprechaun is from Ireland, a land called, The Emerald Isle,” a green outfit is the best way for this playful sprite to dress.
Whether we believe in leprechauns or not, we would all like to have the luck of the Irish. Even if we do not find the leprechaun or the pot of gold, may we always find many rainbows after the storms.