Sunday, March 13, 2011
St. 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.
Although it began in Ireland, Saint Patrick’s Day is celebrated in countries around the world. People with Irish heritage remind themselves of the beautiful green countryside of Ireland by wearing green and taking part in the festivities.
Saint Patrick’s Day is usually celebrated with a parade. The one in Dublin, the capital of Ireland, is very famous. But the one in New York City is one of the biggest. In Chicago they even dye the river green every year.
If you want to catch some leprechauns, just click here! You can also read poems and listen to songs for this special day here.
Also, if you want to test your knowledge on Ireland, click HERE.