Saint Patrick’s Day Vocabulary Shamrock Trebol Leprechaun Duende Rainbow Arcoiris Pot of gold Olla de oro Legend Leyenda Shoemaker Zapatero Missionary Misionero Pagan Pagano Beer Cerveza Cabbage Repollo Parade Desfile Dye Tiñir/tinte
St Patricks Day ● It is celebrated on March 17th every year. It is celebrated by Irish people, but it is also celebrated in many countries, like the United States. People wear green clothes, eat Irish food, drink Irish beer and go to parades.
St Patrick● He is the patron Saint of Ireland. St. Patrick was born in 385 AD in Wales. At 16, some pirates captured and sold him into slavery.● He escaped when he was 22 and spent 12 years in a monastery● When he was 30 he went to Ireland as a Christian missionary. He died th at Saul on the 17 of March in the year 461.
The Symbols ● There are many symbols in St Patricks Day: Rainbows, Shamrocks, Snakes, the color green, The Celtic Cross, Leprechauns, and pots of gold.
The shamrock● The national symbol of Ireland and Northern Ireland is the Shamrock. St. Patrick used the three-leaved shamrock to explain how the Trinity of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit could exist as separate pieces of the same thing. His followers wore a shamrock in celebration. Today, many people wear shamrocks when they celebrate.
The snakes ● Saint Patrick is most known for driving the snakes from Ireland. Serpent symbols were common in Celtic peoples. Putting the snakes out Ireland is a symbol of putting an end to the pagan practice.
Green colour ● Why do people wear green? ● Green is the color of spring, the shamrock, and is connected with hope and nature. Ireland is often called the "Emerald Isle" because its landscape is very green.
The Celtic Cross● It is a popular legend that the Celtic Catholic cross was introduced by Saint Patrick. St Patrick combined the cross with the sun to give pagans an idea of the importance of the cross.
The leprechaun ● A leprechaun looks like a little old man and dresses like a shoemaker. Leprechauns are very unfriendly. They live alone and pass the time by mending the shoes of Irish fairies. The fairies pay the leprechauns for their work with golden coins, which the "little people" collect in large pots.
An Irish or American holiday?Many of the biggest celebrations for Saint Patrick’s Day don’thappen in Ireland, they happen in the United States.WHY?!The United States is a very “young” country, with manynationalities of people. Everyone in the United States hasancestors from other parts of the world. For example, I amIrish, Swedish, and German. In cities like New York andChicago, there were many Irish immigrants and now, tocelebrate their history, there are big celebrations in thesecities.
The Traditions: Food and Drinks● People attend mass in the morning and celebrate in the afternoon. They eat Irish bacon and cabbage and they drink black beer. In many American bars, they dye the beer green on this day!
The traditions: The Parade ● The first St. Patricks Day parade was not in Ireland but in the United States. Irish soldiers serving in the English military marched through New York City on March 17, 1762. ● Today, many people go out to see the parade where you can find many customs, Irish music with bagpipes, soldiers, Irish flags, and Irish culture.
The traditions: “Kiss me I’m Irish!”It is a legend that kissing an Irish person will giveyou good luck, so on Saint Patrick’s Day it is atradition to kiss an Irish person!
The Traditions: ParadesIn many Irish towns there areparades, but many Americantowns have famous paradesand traditions, too.
A Famous Chicago TraditionFor more than 50 years, the river in Chicago is dyed a spectacular green everyyear for Saint Patrick’s Day. In the past they used a bright chemical called“fluorescein”, but now they use 40 pounds, (or 18 kilos), of vegetable dye to colorthe river.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSrogdFkNvE
A Famous Chicago TraditionIn 2009, Michelle Obama, (a Chicago native),requested that the fountains at the White House beturned green for St. Patrick’s Day.
Pop Quiz!1. Name three symbols of Saint Patrick’s Day.2. What does the color green represent?3. What does a leprechaun look like? What is he like?4. What are typical foods and drinks on Saint Patrick’s Day?5. Where was the first Saint Patrick’s Day parade?6. Why are there many celebrations for Saint Patrick’s Day in the United States if Saint Patrick is Irish?7. What happens to the Chicago River?8. Who asked for the foutains at the White House to be green?9. What do Irish people say on St. Patrick’s Day? (it gives you good luck!)
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