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St Patrick 

Saint Patrick - Wikipedia


1. St. Patrick’s day is an annual feast day celebration of ireland. It is traditionally a religious celebration on March 17th.

2. It is believed that saint patrick drove all the snakes out of Ireland, but snakes have never been native to Ireland!

3. Saint Patrick was not Irish! He was from Wales. He is remembered for bringing Christianity to Ireland.

4. The shamrock is Ireland’s national flower. It is one of the main symbols of saint Patrick’s Day. The shamrock represent the Holy Trinity.

5. The leprechaun is an unfriendly Irish fairy. If you catch one they are forced to tell you where their pot of gold is!

6.  Most people, even non-Irish, wear green on this day. An Irish tradition is to pinch anyone who is not wearing green!

7. Blue was the colour associated with St. Patrick. In 1798 the colour green became officially associated with the day.

8.Corned beef, cabbage and green beer are traditional fare. Less traditional are party foods that are dyed green.

9. Since 1962, the Chicago River is dyed green to celebrate St. Patrick’s day.

10. St. Patrick’s day is now celebrated all around the world. Anyone can join in the celebrations!