This coming March 17, observed as St. Patrick's Day, it's not uncommon to hear plenty of talk about Irish luck, traditions, and superstitions. Sure, most folks probably celebrate the holiday without giving too much serious thought to its historical roots. But, if you're anything like I am about random trivia, you don't mind exploring the stories that have been passed down from generation to generation. Since reproduction, the month of March, and Irish folklore share many common threads, you might not be surprised to know there are old wives tales about being conceived on St. Patrick's Day and related, significant times.
You don't have to be pregnant — or born on the exact same day as the gregarious and green celebration — to enjoy the interesting and sometimes peculiar myths that Irish culture has to offer. At the bare minimum, knowing what some of the ancient Celts believed about conception and pregnancy could help you out in a St. Patrick's Day trivia party. At the most, you'll be inspired to learn more about how these superstitions originated and how they evolved over time, and it could be fun to think about how they compare to any babies you know who were conceived on St. Patty's day. Either way, you can learn some old wives tales about being conceived on St. Patrick's Day to have in your "random knowledge" repertoire.