St patrick's day


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St patrick's day

  1. 1. St Patrick's Day CPI Tino Grandío
  2. 2. St Patrick's Day St Patrick's Day is celebrated by the Irish community everywhere in the world, in Ireland, in the United States, in Britain and whereever there are Irish people. 2
  3. 3. St Patrick's Day St Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland. He was probably born in Wales in about AD 389. At 15 some pirates took him to Ireland and he became a slave. At 21 he escaped and became a priest in France. 3
  4. 4. St Patrick's Day When St Patrick was about 33 he returned to Ireland as a bishop and converted many Irish people to Christianity. 4
  5. 5. St Patrick's Day St Patrick first introduced the Latin alphabet to Ireland. He died in 461 AD. 5
  6. 6. St Patrick's Day The shamrock is a symbol of Ireland because St Patrick used it to explain the Holy Trinity mystery. 6
  7. 7. St Patrick's Day How is St Patrick's Day celebrated now in Ireland? ● ● ● There is a four-day festival in Dublin. There are lots of three colour flags in the streets. Green is the colour. 7
  8. 8. St Patrick's Day What do colours mean? ● ● ● Green – Irish Catholics Orange – Irish Protestants White – hope for peace between Catholics and Protestants 8
  9. 9. St Patrick's Day How is St Patrick's Day celebrated in the USA? ● ● ● There are parades (in NY more than 150,000 people). Everyone wears green. The leprechaun is the Irish fairy. 9
  10. 10. St Patrick's Day If you have understood you'll be able to answer these questions: ● What colour is the Irish flag? Orange, white and... ● What colour is the shamrock? ● What colour are the leprechaun's clothes? ● ● On St. Patrick's day what colour is the food and drink Irish people eat and drink? What colour is Chicago River on the 17th March? 10
  11. 11. St Patrick's Day GREEN 11
  12. 12. St Patrick's Day Pictures from: ● Wikimedia ● Wikipedia ● St Patrick in Ohio, by Mike King (slide 2) 12