St. Patrick was born in Scotland in 385 A.D.Free powerpoints at http://www.worldofteaching.com
He spent 6 years as a slave, andafterward he decided to become a priest
He travelled to Ireland to teach people about God and start Christianity there.
Legends say he sent all the evil snakes away from Ireland and heused shamrocks to teach about the Trinity The Holy Trinity are : • The Father • The Son •The Holy Spirit
Saint Patrick died March 17 in 461 A.D.Christians have celebrated this day for over 1000 years.
Symbols of Saint Patrick’s Day GREEN!Leprechauns are short, Shamrocks areunfriendly fairies who Ireland’s national Green is also the always have a hidden emblem, four-leaf ones national color of pot of gold! are a very lucky Ireland, whose charm! nickname is the “Emerald Island”
If you find a Leprechaun, you cantrick him into showing you his gold, which is always at the end of a rainbow.
Traditions in the United States• We celebrate large parades and Irish jigs in most cities Two million people attend the New York Parade every year! Over 36.000.000 (11% of the population) people living in the United States have Irish roots!
We dye rivers green…The Chicago River has been dyed green every year since 1962.