2Who is St Patrick? Ireland’s national saint. He was born in England. St Patrick was born over fifteen hundred years ago.He died on the 17th of March in 461 AD.He scared all the sins away from Ireland but people thought that he was scaring away snakes (the word ‘snakes’ and ‘sins’ are similar in Irish language)
3About St Patrick’s Day St Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland. St Patrick’s day is a celebration of the saint converting Irish people to Christianity.Celebrated annually on the 17th of March.Started in Ireland e.g. Dublin, County Down and Down Patrick.As Irish people emigrated to other countries, such as America, Australia and Canada, the tradition of celebrating St Patrick’s day spread worldwideHe used a three leafed shamrock to represent the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit.SONHOLY SPIRITFATHER
4Clothes & MusicCLOTHES People wear green a lot. They also wear traditional Irish dancing dresses. MUSIC Irish music is popular. Also popular are Reels, Jigs and traditional dances such as the ‘hard shoe St Patricks day Dance’.
5Activities In many places they have celebrations which include: Dancing PartiesSinging Food and drinksRhymesStreet paradesLimericksBlessingsMusic
6Food and Drinks Irish stew Shepard's pie Barm Brack Green beer Soda bread
7Decorations Shamrock straw toppers Fancy green hats Green balloons Three leaved shamrock door hangersYummy foodFlowersFlagsTable decorations
8References Irish Tales And Sagas by Ulick O’Connor Internet sites Wikipedia St PatrickGoogle imagesSt Patrick’s Day decorationsHannah rocks!