Saint patrick´s day


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Saint patrick´s day

  1. 1. Saint Patrick´s Day
  2. 2. What is Saint Patrick´s Day? <ul><li>Saint Patrick´s day is a famous festival </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It takes place on 17th March every year </li></ul></ul><ul><li>People all around the world celebrate the festival. </li></ul><ul><li>For example, in… </li></ul><ul><li>It began in Ireland, however, nowadays it is an </li></ul><ul><li>international festival </li></ul>Australia England Scotland America IRELAND Canada
  3. 3. Who was Saint Patrick? <ul><li>Saint Patrick is the most famous patron saint of Ireland, BUT he was not Irish! </li></ul><ul><li>He died on 17th March 461 and was buried in Downpatrick, a small town in the north of Ireland </li></ul><ul><li>When he was sixteen years old, he was kidnapped by Irish raiders </li></ul><ul><li>He was born in the 4th century AD, near the Welsh coast </li></ul><ul><li>He was taken to Ireland where he worked as a slave </li></ul><ul><li>He escaped from captivity and studied to be a priest </li></ul>
  4. 4. In Downpatrick.. <ul><li>There is a visitor centre dedicated to the famous saint.. </li></ul><ul><li>Here, people come to learn about the history of Saint Patrick. </li></ul><ul><li>There are also art exhibitions and events held at the centre. </li></ul>
  5. 5. 17th March <ul><li>On 17th March every year people all over the world celebrate the festival </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Shamrock <ul><li>The shamrock is a three-leafed plant; it is the main symbol of Saint Patrick´s day </li></ul><ul><li>It is also the symbol of Ireland </li></ul><ul><li>People say that Saint Patrick used the shamrock to teach the Irish people about the Holy Trinity </li></ul><ul><li>In Ireland, businesses and sports clubs use the shamrock as an emblem. For example.. </li></ul><ul><li>It was also used by doctors to help sick people </li></ul>
  7. 8. The Leprechaun <ul><li>The leprechaun is another famous symbol of Saint Patrick´s day </li></ul>