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ST.

PATRICK’S DAY
MARCH 17TH

Happy St. Patrick’s Day


HISTORY
• Irish holiday celebrated in honour of St.
Patrick, the great apostle of Ireland. Born
in 385 AD in a Welsh town. He was sold
to a sheep farmer but he escaped,
spending 12 years in a monastery and
returning to Ireland as a Christian
missionary.
• Worldwide celebration of the Irish
culture.
shamrock
Symbol of Ireland
because of the abundance
of clover and of St.
Patrick, who used it to
explain the Trinity.
Four-leaf clove, good luck:
first leaf is hope,
second is faith,
third is love
fourth is happiness.
leprechaun

• old male character,


with a shoemaker
apron. Paid by
fairies for his work
with coins he keeps
in pots
green
wearing
green,
children
tradition
connected
with hope,
nature and the
Emerald
Island, Ireland
Irish advice
• 1. find a four-leaf
clover

• 2. wear green

• 3. kiss the blarney


stone

• 4. catch a
leprechaun
food

• Irish soda bread


• leprechaun pie
• traditional Irish stew
• corned beef and cabbage
• green velvet cupcakes.......................