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Title: St. Patrick


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St. Patricks Day
17th March
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  • St. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland.
  • St. Patricks Day is celebrated on the 17th March
    every year.
  • It is celebrated throughout the Republic of
    Ireland, and also in other parts of the world
    such as Europe and America, by Irish people who
    have moved there.

3
  • St. Patricks Day is a public holiday in the
    Republic of Ireland.
  • However, the first public
  • celebration of St Patricks
  • Day was not actually in
  • Ireland it was by Irish
  • immigrants living in
  • Boston, North America!

4
  • Although it is rooted in Christianity, St.
    Patricks Day is now just as much a celebration
    of Irish culture and heritage.
  • Celebrations often involve feasting and parades
    through the towns.
  • People wear shamrocks and wear green, because the
    shamrock is associated with St. Patrick, as he
    used it to explain the idea of the Holy Trinity.

5
So, who was Saint Patrick?
  • Saint Patrick was born in Britain in the 4th
    century.
  • He was kidnapped and enslaved by Irish raiders
    when he was young.
  • 6 years later he escaped and went back to
    Britain, but he later chose to return to Ireland
    as a missionary.
  • He died and was buried in Ireland in 461.
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