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St. Patrick's


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St. Patrick's

  2. 2. SHAMROCK <ul><li>The shamrock is the official symbol of Ireland and Boston, Massachusetts. This is a clover Trifolium repens species that contains magical and legendary connotations inherited from the Celtic tradition. It, along with the color green and the figure of the beloved gnome named Leprechaun, the representation of the culture of the island of Ireland and his excitement is visible in the festivities of St. Patrick's Day, celebrated on March 17 at different points the planet. </li></ul>
  3. 3. GOLD <ul><li>According to legend, the leprechaun has a pot of gold hidden somewhere, and he must give up his treasure to the one who catches him. You'll have to step lively and think quickly to capture a leprechaun's gold though, because this sly little fellow will fool you into looking away an instant while he escapes into the forest. </li></ul>
  4. 4. CHICAGO RIVER <ul><li>The Chicago River is a river that runs 156miles, also known as the Chicago Loop. Though not especially long, the river is notable for being the reason why Chicago became an important location. This was done for reasons of sanitation. The river is also noted for the local custom of dyeing it green on St. Patrick's Day. </li></ul>
  5. 5. IRISH PEOPLE <ul><li>Saint Patrick's Day is a religious holiday celebrated internationally on 17 March. It commemorates Saint Patrick , the most commonly recognised of the patron saints of Ireland, and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland. Saint Patrick's Day was made an official feast day in the early 17th century, and has gradually become a secular celebration of Irish culture in general. Wearing of green attire (especially shamrocks). </li></ul>
  6. 6. PATRON SAINT <ul><li>Patrick was born to a Romanized British family and at the age of 16 was kidnapped and sold into slavery. He spent six years as a slave in Ireland before escaping and, after much hardship and another brief captivity, returned to his home. Some time later Patrick returned to Ireland with the intention of converting the Irish to Christianity. Many legends have grown up around him. Today the Shamrock is the national flower of Ireland and is worn to commemorate Patrick . </li></ul>
  7. 7. PARADE <ul><li>The city hosts the colorful costumes and the enthusiasm of the Irish celebrate St. Patrick's Day. You can see the Chicago River dyed green as every year. After the parade where the predominant part of course green. </li></ul>
  8. 8. LEPRECHAUN <ul><li>A leprechaun is a type of fairy in Irish folklore, usually taking the form of an old man, clad in a red or green coat, who enjoys partaking in mischief. Like other fairy creatures, leprechauns have been linked to the Tuatha Dé Danann of Irish mythology. The Leprechauns spend all their time busily making shoes, and store away all their coins in a hidden pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Popular depiction shows the Leprechaun as being no taller than a small child, with a beard and hat, although they may originally have been perceived as the tallest of the mound-dwellers </li></ul>