St Patrick's day

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Presentation made by Taylor Matherly to tell the students at CPI Tino Grandío about this celebration.

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St Patrick's day

  1. 1. Saint Patrick’s Day Taylor Matherly
  2. 2. Saint Patrick’s Day • March 17th – The day Saint Patrick died in year 461 • Lá Fhéile Pádraig • Christain feast day since the 1600s • Celebrates the arrival of Christianity to Ireland and Irish culture in general Leprechaun
  3. 3. Saint Patrick • Patron saint of Ireland • Born in Britain around 385 • Was kidnapped when he was 16 by Irish pirates and was made a slave Saint Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin
  4. 4. Saint Patrick • Escaped slavery in Ireland after 6 years • He became a priest in Britain and returned to Ireland years later and converted the Irish to Christianity (the Irish were Pagan) Saint Patrick’s Cathedral in New York • Also said that he banished all of the snakes from Ireland (myth, although there really aren t snakes in Ireland)
  5. 5. Traditions • Attending mass • Parades • Festivals • Wearing green • Drinking Irish beer,whiskey and liqour (Guinness, Jameson and Baileys are typical) • A break from Lent – People are allowed to eat and drink whatever they want on this one day
  6. 6. Shamrocks • A symbol used for Irish identity (as well as the color green) – Was used by pro-Irish independence groups • The 3 leaves represent the Holy Trinity – Father, Son and Holy Spirit – This is how Saint Patrick taught the Irish
  7. 7. Celebrations in Ireland Downpatrick (Northern Ireland) Cork Dublin Belfast (Northern Ireland) Omagh (Northern Ireland)
  8. 8. Celebrations Around the World Sydney Chicago Moscow Washington DC London Quebec
  9. 9. • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgGAzBD E454 (Riverdance) • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q356P316 yX8 (Irish dancing) • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqihczSsLK A (Irish music) • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KuaAGew aXeY (Parade in Dublin)

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