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  • 1.  
  • 2. St. Patrick's Day
    • St. Patrick's Day is an Irish holiday celebrated all around the globe to honor the patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick.
    • It is celebrated each year on March 17th.
  • 3. The legend of Saint Patrick
  • 4. This is a famous Irish legend. Ireland is an island in the Atlantic Ocean.
  • 5. A long time ago there lived a priest in Ireland. His name was Patrick.
  • 6. In Ireland there lived many snakes, too. People were afraid of snakes.
  • 7. Patrick wanted to help. How could they get rid of the snakes?
  • 8. 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.
  • 9. The people were very happy. They called Patrick a saint. Today you can't find any snakes in Ireland.
  • 10. Symbols
  • 11. Shamrock
    • One traditional symbol of Saint Patrick's Day is the Shamrock.
    • "Shamrock" is the common name for several different kinds of three-leafed clovers native to Ireland.
    • The Irish have considered shamrocks as good-luck symbols
  • 12. Leprechaun
    • The name leprechaun comes from the old Irish word "luchorpan" which means "little body."
    • A leprechaun is an Irish fairy who looks like a small, old man about 2 feet tall. He is often dressed like a shoemaker, with a crooked hat and a leather apron.
    • According to legend, leprechauns are aloof and unfriendly. They live alone, and pass the time making shoes. They also have a hidden pot of gold!
  • 13. Green
    • The Color Green Believe it or not, the color of St. Patrick was not actually green, but blue! In the 19th century, however, green became used as a symbol for Ireland. In Ireland, there is plentiful rain, so the 'Emerald Isle' really is green all year-round. The beautiful green landscape was probably the inspiration for the national color.
    • Wearing the color green brings good luck, especially when worn on St. Patrick's Day.
    • Many long years ago, playful Irish children began the tradition of pinching people who forgot to wear green on St. Patrick's Day and the tradition is still practiced today.
  • 14. harp
    • The harp is an ancient musical instrument used in Ireland for centuries. It is also a symbol of Ireland.
    • It appears on Irish coins, the presidential flag, state seals, uniforms, and official documents.
  • 15. The Blarney Stone
    • Tradition says that if you pay a visit to Blarney Castle in County Cork and kiss the Blarney Stone, you'll receive the gift of eloquence and powers of persuasion, a true master of the "gift of gab."
    • The Blarney Stone is a stone set in the wall of the Blarney Castle tower in the Irish village of Blarney.
  • 16. The luck of the Irish
    • Want to be lucky this
    • Saint Patrick's Day?
    • Find a four-leaf clover.
    • Wear green
    • Kiss the blarney stone.
    • Catch a Leprechaun if you can.
  • 17.
    • Created by “Las células son bacterias”
    • For 3 rd cycle in Fuentesanta School
    • March 2010