Saint Patrick's Day

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Saint Patrick's Day

  1. 2. St. Patrick's Day <ul><li>St. Patrick's Day is an Irish holiday celebrated all around the globe to honor the patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick. </li></ul><ul><li>It is celebrated each year on March 17th. </li></ul>
  2. 3. The legend of Saint Patrick
  3. 4. This is a famous Irish legend. Ireland is an island in the Atlantic Ocean.
  4. 5. A long time ago there lived a priest in Ireland. His name was Patrick.
  5. 6. In Ireland there lived many snakes, too. People were afraid of snakes.
  6. 7. Patrick wanted to help. How could they get rid of the snakes?
  7. 8. He took a drum and played it loudly – and all the snakes slid away. Patrick walked all over the island, until the last snake was gone.
  8. 9. The people were very happy. They called Patrick a saint. Today you can't find any snakes in Ireland.
  9. 10. Symbols
  10. 11. Shamrock <ul><li>One traditional symbol of Saint Patrick's Day is the Shamrock. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Shamrock&quot; is the common name for several different kinds of three-leafed clovers native to Ireland. </li></ul><ul><li>The Irish have considered shamrocks as good-luck symbols </li></ul>
  11. 12. Leprechaun <ul><li>The name leprechaun comes from the old Irish word &quot;luchorpan&quot; which means &quot;little body.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>A leprechaun is an Irish fairy who looks like a small, old man about 2 feet tall. He is often dressed like a shoemaker, with a crooked hat and a leather apron. </li></ul><ul><li>According to legend, leprechauns are aloof and unfriendly. They live alone, and pass the time making shoes. They also have a hidden pot of gold! </li></ul>
  12. 13. Green <ul><li>The Color Green Believe it or not, the color of St. Patrick was not actually green, but blue! In the 19th century, however, green became used as a symbol for Ireland. In Ireland, there is plentiful rain, so the 'Emerald Isle' really is green all year-round. The beautiful green landscape was probably the inspiration for the national color. </li></ul><ul><li>Wearing the color green brings good luck, especially when worn on St. Patrick's Day. </li></ul><ul><li>Many long years ago, playful Irish children began the tradition of pinching people who forgot to wear green on St. Patrick's Day and the tradition is still practiced today. </li></ul>
  13. 14. harp <ul><li>The harp is an ancient musical instrument used in Ireland for centuries. It is also a symbol of Ireland. </li></ul><ul><li>It appears on Irish coins, the presidential flag, state seals, uniforms, and official documents. </li></ul>
  14. 15. The Blarney Stone <ul><li>Tradition says that if you pay a visit to Blarney Castle in County Cork and kiss the Blarney Stone, you'll receive the gift of eloquence and powers of persuasion, a true master of the &quot;gift of gab.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>The Blarney Stone is a stone set in the wall of the Blarney Castle tower in the Irish village of Blarney. </li></ul>
  15. 16. The luck of the Irish <ul><li>Want to be lucky this </li></ul><ul><li>Saint Patrick's Day? </li></ul><ul><li>Find a four-leaf clover. </li></ul><ul><li>Wear green </li></ul><ul><li>Kiss the blarney stone. </li></ul><ul><li>Catch a Leprechaun if you can. </li></ul>
  16. 17. <ul><li>Created by “Las células son bacterias” </li></ul><ul><li>For 3 rd cycle in Fuentesanta School </li></ul><ul><li>March 2010 </li></ul>

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