St. Patrick's Day

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St. Patrick's Day

  1. 1. The 17th of March is Saint Patrick's Day. In Ireland, St. Patrick's day is both a holy day and a national holiday.
  2. 3. Who is Saint Patrick? <ul><li>Saint Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland because he brought Christianity to the Irish. There are no snakes in Ireland. St. Patrick drove the snakes from Ireland. </li></ul>
  3. 4. What is a Shamrock? <ul><li>The shamrock, clover, has three leaves and a stem. </li></ul><ul><li>According to ledgend, St. Patrick used a shamrock to explain about God. He told people that the shamrock was like the Trinity. God = the father, the son and the holy spirit. </li></ul>
  4. 5. What do people do on St. Patrick's Day? <ul><li>St. Patrick's Day is usually celebrated with a parade.There is a six day festival of culture and partying in Dublin. </li></ul>
  5. 10. <ul><li>Irish Dancers </li></ul>
  6. 11. <ul><li>People with Irish heritage remind themselves of the beautiful green countryside by wearing green and participating in the festival. </li></ul>
  7. 13. <ul><li>Irish Flags </li></ul>
  8. 15. Where do people celebrate St. Patrick's Day? <ul><li>St. Patricks's Day began in Ireland. </li></ul><ul><li>Today it is celebrated all around the world. </li></ul><ul><li>Far East : Japan, China, Taiwan, Singapore </li></ul><ul><li>Bejing, China </li></ul>
  9. 16. <ul><li>Europe : Ireland, Germany, England, Scotland, Wales, Croatia, Norway, Russia, Cyprus, Italy, Serbia, Holland, Denmark </li></ul><ul><li>Moscow, Russia </li></ul>
  10. 17. <ul><li>Middle East : Dubai </li></ul><ul><li>Carribean: Montserrat </li></ul><ul><li>Canada </li></ul><ul><li>Australasia: Austrailia, New Zealand </li></ul><ul><li>The United States of America </li></ul><ul><li>Irish Wolfhounds </li></ul>
  11. 18. <ul><li>The Irish Prime Minister presents shamrock </li></ul><ul><li>to the American President . </li></ul>
  12. 19. <ul><li>Green River, Chicago, USA </li></ul>

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