In America, the bearded sprites known as leprechauns have become synonymous with St. Patrick’s Day and Irish culture. He detailed the adventures of a small leprechaun colony, led by a leader that only the journalist could see. The modest garden, called Mill Ends Park, became an official city park on St. Patrick’s Day in 1976. This story suggests the mythical men are sea-dwellers, but modern takes on the myth do not often include this lifestyle detail. The festive runners help raise money for charity while getting in the St. Patrick’s Day spirit.