St. Patrick’s Day Questions1) Is anybody in the class Irish?2) Did anybody in the class celebrate St. Patrick’ s Day this year?3) What do you think people do on St. Patrick’s Day?4) Why did Yoli and I pinch some of you?
St. Patrick’s Day has Leprechauns!
THE STORY● Leprauchans like to pinch people on St. Patrick’s Day.● You should wear green, because Leprechauns can’t see the color green!● If you forget to wear green, your friends pinch you to remind you to remind you.● If enough people pinch you, you remember to wear green the next year!
Boston is America’s most Irish city! Boston had: The first St. Patrick’s Day celebration in 1737 Boston has: The most Irish pubs in the U.S.
Other Reasons Boston Celebrates
Evacuation Day● On March 17th, 1776, the colonial soldiers defeated the British in Boston.● This was George Washington’s first victory!● The British and the colonial soldiers made an agreement: If the British wouldn’t burn Boston, they could leave, or evacuate peacefully in their boats
And in Chicago…
They dye the river green every St. Patrick’s Day!● The dye has been tested and is safe for the environment!● The river stays green for one day.● The first time they dyed the river in 1962, it stayed green for a week!
Videos For Your Amusement● http://www.care2.com/greenliving/for-st- patricks-day-a-river-runs-green-with-video. html● http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=tpG6S_iF3x8