Tuesday, 11 March 2014

St Patrick's Day - March, 17th

St. Patrick's Day is a religious holiday celebrated on March 17th.  On that day, that falls during Lent, people traditionally attend church in the morning and celebrate in the afternoon. Lenten prohibitions against the consumption of meat were waived and people would dance, drink and feast! The traditional St. Patrick meal consists of Irish bacon and cabbage. 
The shamrock is a symbol of St. Patrick Day and Ireland in general. It was a sacred plant in ancient Ireland because it symbolized the rebirth of spring.  When St. Patrick came to Ireland he used the Shamrock to symbolize the meaning of the church's teaching on the Trinity.

Can you find any other symbols
of St. Patrick Day? Use the following link: 
You can even take a quiz!

Here you can have some information about St. Patrick history:

Here you can find videos, typical Irish songs with lyrics, news about St Patrick's parades and Ireland in general:

Watch the following video about 10 fantastic facts about St. Patrick Day!
How to celebrate St. Patrick's Day like an Irishman...

1 comment:

  1. the video, was cruel in regard to Patrick, but stil excellent and very informative, becase believe it or not in Mexico we do celebrate St. Patrick as a symbol of christianity and to show fraternity to the irish people.