St.P atricks day. Teaching English

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<p> 1. Saint Patricks Day 2. St. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland. 3. He was born in the fourth century and he was a bishop who introduced Christianity into Ireland. 4. He used the shamrock, with its three leaves, to explain the Holy Trinity (the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost) to Irish pagans. Shamrocks are three- leaved clovers that grow on the grass. 5. You are lucky when you find a four-leaved clover! 6. Shamrocks, leprechauns and the Blarney stone are the symbols of St. Patricks Day. 7. Leprechauns are little Irish fairies. They wear a green suit with a big hat. They have big pots full of gold. If you find a leprechaun, he will reveal where he hides his pot of gold. 8. The village of Blarney is in the southwest of Ireland. It has got a very famous castle. In the castle, there is a stone, the Blarney Stone. If you kiss this stone, you will receive the gift of eloquence to have beautiful speaking abilities. 9. St. Patricks Day is celebrated on 17th of March. On this day, many people in Ireland dress up as leprechauns with their big green hats! 10. St. Patricks Day is celebrated world-wide with people dancing and singing in Irish pubs, watching St. Patricks Day parades, drinking green beer, wearing green clothes and having a good time. 11. Children in Ireland have a tradition of pinching their friends who dont wear green on this day! 12. The traditional dish on St. Patricks Day is beef and cabbage. 13. Another popular Irish food is soda bread and potato pancakes. 14. Saint Patrick's feast day started to be celebrated in 9th and 10th centuries. It became official public holiday in 1903. In recent years it is becoming more and more important and famous , celebtared world-wide. 15. London Salamanca Paris Chicago Dubai Sydney </p>