St. Patrick’s Day• Do YOU know anything about St. Patrick’s Day? • It’s celebrated on the 17th of March. • It’s a holy and a national day.
Who is Saint Patrick?• St. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland.• He watched sheep in the mountains.• St. Patrick also brought Christianity to Ireland.
The legends of St. Patrick• Legend has it that he got rid of all the snakes from Ireland.• He stood on top of a hill and used a wooden stick to send the snakes into the sea.
The Shamrock• It is a recognised symbol of Ireland.• Legend has it that St. Patrick used the 3 leaved shamrock to change people to Christianity.• 3 leaved shamrock is also very lucky.
Leprechauns• These are little Irish fairies.• Legend says it that if you catch a leprechaun they give you their pot of gold.• Another legend says that if you follow the rainbow to the end you will find the pot of gold.
How the Irish celebrate • We dress in green. • We paint our faces. • We go to watch the parades. • We wear the shamrock. • We listen to traditional music, dance and drink green beer.