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Go through the origins of St Patrick's Day and its importance in the Irish culture

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    St Patrick's Day St Patrick's Day Presentation Transcript

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    • The Legend of St. Patrick This is a famous Irish legend. Ireland is an island in the Atlantic Ocean.
    • The Legend of St. Patrick A long time ago there lived a priest in Ireland. His name was Patrick.
    • The Legend of St. Patrick In Ireland there lived many snakes, too. People were afraid of snakes.
    • The Legend of St. Patrick Patrick wanted to help. How could they get rid of the snakes?
    • The Legend of St. Patrick He took a drum and played it loudly – and all the snakes slid away. Patrick walked all over the island, until the last snake was gone.
    • The Legend of St. Patrick The people were very happy. They called Patrick a saint. Today you can't find any snakes in Ireland.
    • The Real Story
      • St. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland.
      • We think he was born in 385 AD in Britain.
      • At age 16, he was captured and sold into slavery in Ireland.
      • During his captivity, he became a very devout Christian.
      • When he escaped six years later, he went on to spend 12 years in a monastery.
      • He then returned to Ireland as a missionary.
      • St. Patrick is credited with bringing Christianity to Ireland.
      • We think he died on March 17, 461.
    • Shamrocks
      • One symbol associated with St. Patrick’s Day is the shamrock .
      • A shamrock is a three-leaf clover.
      • The three leaves represent Ireland’s magic number and the Holy Trinity.
      • Shamrocks are believed to bring good luck.
      Feel like coloring? Click here for a printable shamrock coloring page!
    • Leprechauns
      • Another St. Patrick’s Day symbol is a leprechaun .
      • A leprechaun is a small Irish fairy. He is known as being mischievous and unfriendly.
      • Leprechauns spend their time looking for and guarding treasure.
      • If you catch a leprechaun , he must tell you where his treasure is!
      Want to catch a leprechaun ? Click here for instructions to make a leprechaun trap!
    • Green
      • Ireland is known as the “ Emerald Isle”.
      • You must wear green on St. Patrick’s Day—if you don’t, you may get pinched!
      • Many things are green on St. Patrick’s Day: food, beer, and even the Chicago River!
      Want to see more green things? Click here to learn about shades of green and things that are green.
    • Resources
      • The Legend of St. Patrick” images and text:
        • http://www.grundschule-englisch.de/lets_do_it/storytelling_patrick.php
      • “ The Real Story” info:
        • http://www.kidskonnect.com/content/view/129/27/
        • http://holidays.kaboose.com/saint-patricks-day/quick_facts.html
      • “ Shamrocks” info:
        • http://www.kidskonnect.com/content/view/129/27/
      • “ Leprechauns” info:
        • http://www.kidskonnect.com/content/view/129/27/
      • Photo of Chicago River:
        • http://www.surfblogspot.com/index.php/tag/green/