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LEARNING ST. PATRICK´S DAY PARADE
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.
SAINT PATRICK´S DAY VOCABULARY
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.
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".
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 coins 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 are a kind of musical instrument, aerophones, using enclosed reeds fed from a constant reservoir of air in the form of a bag.
A rainbow is a natural phenomenon noted for its beauty and its placed in the sky. It has been a favourite of art and religion throughout history.
POT OF GOLD
A leprechaun´s pot of gold in Irish Mythology.
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 these questions about St. Patrick´s Day.
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?
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!
After reading this information, I think it´s time to play for a long time.