LEARNING ST. PATRICK´S STORY AS A TRADITION ALL AROUND THE WORLD

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Do you know who was St Patrick?

If you are interested in his personal story,
you could read the following information above.


St Patricks Blessings






THIS IS SAINT PATRICK

St. Patrick depicted in a stained glass window at St. Benin's Church, Ireland


Saint Patrick's Day or the Feast of Saint Patrick is a cultural and religious holiday celebrated on 17th March, the anniversary of his death.
It commemorates Saint Patrick (c. AD 385–461), the most commonly recognised of the patron saints of Ireland, and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland.

The Day is generally characterised by the attendance of church services, wearing of green attire, public parades and processions, and the lifting of Lenten restrictions on eating, and drinking alcohol, which is often proscribed during the rest of the season.

St. Patrick´s Day is a national holiday in the Republic of Ireland (but not Northern Ireland, where it is a bank holiday); and in many parts of North America, Britain, Canada and Australia.





WHICH ARE THE MAIN SYMBOLS USED

BY IRISH PEOPLE TO CELEBRATE THIS FESTIVAL?


SAINT PATRICK´S SYMBOLS


EMERALD GREEN
Over the years, the colour green and its association with St. Patrick´s Day is a fact. Green ribbons and shamrocks are worn in celebration of St. Patrick´s Day from the 17th century. 




 


SHAMROCK
There´s a legend about St. Patrick and the Shamrock (the plant that is a symbol of Ireland) that says as follows:




"Saint Patrick while explaining Christianity to

the Pagans, plucked a shamrock from 

around his feet and used the three-leaved shape to

explain that the Father, Son

and  Holly Spirit were the three that are one".






LEPRECHAUN

A leprechaun is a kind of fairy in Irish 

folklore, usually taking the form of an


old man, clad in a red or green coat, 

who enjoy partaking in mischief.



The leprechauns spend all the time

busily making shoes, and store away all their oins 

in a hidden pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.


If ever captured by a human, the leprechaun has the

magical power to grant three wishes in exchange for

 their release.


 

BAGPIPES


Bagpipes are a kind of musical

instrument, aerophones, using


enclosed reeds fed from a constant 

reservoiof air in the form of a bag.







 

RAINBOW
A rainbow is a natural 

phenomenon noted for its beauty 

and its placed inthe sky. It has

been a favourite of art and religion 

throughout history.





 

POT OF GOLD

A leprechaun´s pot of gold in Irish

Mythology.










 


WALKING STICK
St. Patrick used an ash staff as a 

walking stick as he walked over 


Ireland spreading the word of 


Christianity.




There´s a legend that says as follows:



"He spoke for so long at a place now called Aspatria

 (Ash of Patrick) to the people that the ash staff took

 root and became a living tree".




 








Now, it´s time to answer the questions below about 

St. Patrick´s Day reading.





Good luck!!!


When´s St. Patrick´s Day?
on 17th August 
on 17th May 
on 17th March
0n 17th November



Who is St. Patrick?
He is the Patron of England
He is the Patron of Wales
He is the Patron of Scotland 
He is the Patron of Ireland



When was St. Patrick born?
In the 461
In the 385
In the 835
In the 583



What is a Shamrock?
It´s the name of the Irish Flag
It´s a kind of emerald green
It´s the typical Irish drink
It´s the Symbol of Ireland



What is a leprechaun?
It´s a mythical Irish elf
It´s the Symbol of Ireland
It´s an Irish soldier
It´s a human being




What is leprechaun´s job?
He is a baker
He is a farmer
He is a butcher
He is a shoemaker




What is a bagpipe?
It´s a wind instrument
It´s a percussion instrument
It´s a string instrument
It´s none of the above




What is the most popular colour in the feast of St. Patrick´s?
It´s yellow
It´s purple
It´s blue 
It´s green






 




HAPPY ST. PATRICK´S DAY ODE!!!



May the sun shine, all day long,
everything goes right and nothing wrong,
May those you love, bring love back to you,
and May all the wishes you wish come true!




Click on the picture below to learn more about this Irish tradition.


After reading the information above,
 I think it´s time to play for a long time.








GAMES







































May You Live As Long As You Want











Click on the link below to listen to this song

I´M A LITTLE LEPRECHAUN SONG FOR KIDS










































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