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Title: Saint Patrick's Day


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Saint Patricks Day
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What is Saint Patricks Day?
  • Saint Patricks day is a famous festival
  • It takes place on 17th March every year
  • It began in Ireland, however, nowadays it is an
  • international festival
  • People all around the world celebrate the
    festival.
  • For example, in

England
America
IRELAND
Australia
Canada
Scotland
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Who was Saint Patrick?
  • Saint Patrick is the most famous patron saint of
    Ireland, BUT he was not Irish!
  • He was born in the 4th century AD, near the
    Welsh coast
  • When he was sixteen years old, he was kidnapped
    by Irish raiders
  • He was taken to Ireland where he worked as a
    slave
  • He escaped from captivity and studied to be a
    priest
  • He died on 17th March 461 and was buried in
    Downpatrick, a small town in the north of Ireland

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In Downpatrick..
  • There is a visitor centre dedicated to the famous
    saint..
  • Here, people come to learn about the history of
    Saint Patrick.
  • There are also art exhibitions and events held at
    the centre.

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17th March
  • On 17th March every year people all over the
    world celebrate the festival

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The Shamrock
  • The shamrock is a three-leafed plant it is the
    main symbol of Saint Patricks day
  • It is also the symbol of Ireland
  • People say that Saint Patrick used the shamrock
    to teach the Irish people about the Holy Trinity
  • It was also used by doctors to help sick people
  • In Ireland, businesses and sports clubs use the
    shamrock as an emblem. For example..

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The Leprechaun
  • The leprechaun is another famous symbol of Saint
    Patricks day
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