SAINT PATRICK´S DAY


Saint Patrick´s Day is celebrated each year on March 17th. In Ireland, Saint Patrick´s Day is  a national holiday. Saint Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland. He was the one who brought Christianity to the Irish. He taught many of the people of Ireland to read and write. Saint Patrick was born in the year 385 and died on March 17th around the year 460.

Although it began in Ireland, Saint Patrick´s Day is celebrated in countries around the world.

———————————————————————————O Día de San Patricio celébrase cada ano o 17 de marzo. Este día é festivo nacional. San Patricio é o patrón de Irlanda. Foi o que levou o Cristianismo a este país e ensinou a moitos irlandeses a ler e escribir. San Patricio naceu no ano 385 e morreu o 17 de marzo do ano 460.

  Aínda que comenzou a celebrarse en Irlanda, hoxe en día, San Patricio celébrase en países ó longo de todo o mundo.

Many people wear green on this day. Green is an Irish colour for a few reasons.

Shamrock
Shamrock

Firstly because the green shamrock leaf is a symbol of Saint Patrick and Ireland. Shamrock is the common name for several kind of three-leafed clovers native to Ireland.

Three is Ireland´s magic number and the Irish say  three-leafed shamrocks bring good luck.

 ————————————-  Este día, os irlandeses visten de verde.O verde é a cor dos irlandeses por varios motivos. O primeiro é porque as follas verdes do trevo son o símbolo de Irlanda e de San Patricio. Shamrock é o nome común dunha clase de trevos de tres follas orixinarios de Irlanda.

O tres é o número máxico irlandés. Os irlandeses din que os trevos de tres follas traen boa sorte.

Green pastures of Ireland

 

Secondly because Ireland is called the “Emerald Isle”with lots of green pastures.

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O segundo motivo é porque Irlanda é coñecia como “A Illa Esmeralda” polas súas verdes pradeiras.

 

 

There are legends that go along with Saint Patrick’s Day. A popular legend is about the leprechaun. A Leprechaun with a pot of gold Leprechauns are tiny people dressed in green and they collect pots of gold. The legend says that if you catch a leprechaun, he will lead you to his pot of gold. Leprechauns hide their pots of gold at the end of the rainbow.

And if you are lucky enough to find a lepechaun, don´t take your eyes off him, becouse he´ll dissapear with his pot of gold.

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Hai algunhas lendas asociadas o Día de San Patricio. Unha delas vai sobre uns pequenos duendes vestidos de verde chamados “leprechauns” que ten por aficción xuntar potas  cheas de moedas de ouro. Dise que se consegues coller a un destes seres, éste levarate onde ten a súa pota de ouro. Os duendes agochan os seus tesouros ó final do arco da vella. E, se tes a sorte de atopar a un, no lle quites ollo pois desaparecerá con todo o seu ouro.

  

According to legend, St. Patrick drove all the snakes in Ireland out of the country and into the sea.

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Segundo a lenda, San Patricio levou a todas as serpes de Irlanda fora do país cara ó mar.

Saint Patrick’s Day is usually celebrated with a parade. The one in Dublin, the capital city of Ireland, is known to some as the Irish Mardi Gras.

The first St. Patrick’s Day celebration in the United States was held in Boston in 1737. The largest St. Patrick’s Day parade is in New York City. It lasts for hours.

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O Día de San Patricio celébrase normalmente cun desfile. O de Dublín, a capital de Irlanda, coñécese como o Mardi Gras irlandés.

O primeiro desfile de San Patricio en USA celebrouse en Boston en 1737. O desfile mais grande é o de Nova Yorke que pode durar horas.

 

St. Patrick´s Day Parade NY

Now, it´s time to play. What do you know about St Patrick´s Day?  Click on the picture below to take a quiz.

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Let´s make a puzzle. Use the mouse to drag the columns and the rows.

 

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Click on the picture to find the hidden Leprechaun. The Leprechaun hides in a different place in every new game.

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Colour a pot of gold  and print your picture.

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More games for kids:

Saint Patrick’s Day Games

Here you have interesting links to work  on this celebration.

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Billy Bear’s Happy St. Patrick’s Day
Family Fun – St. Patrick’s Day
History.com – St. Patrick’s Day
Kaboose.com:  St. Patrick’s Day
St. Patrick’s Day in Wikipedia
St. Patrick’s Day at Primary Games
St. Patrick’s Day Clip Art
St. Patrick’s Day Crafts
St. Patrick’s Day Crafts for Kids
St. Patrick’s Day Crafts at DLTK
St. Patrick’s Day Games
St. Patrick’s Day Games 1
St. Patrick’s Day Games 2
St. Patrick’s Day Games 3
http://bogglesworldesl.com/stpatricksday_worksheets.htm

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