Saint Patrick's Day
 
Saint Patrick is one of the patron saints of Ireland.

He was a missionary in Ireland during the fifth century. He was taken there as a slave when he was a teenager. After he returned to his home in Britain, he believed he was called to go back to Ireland and spread Christianity.

Legend has it that he drove the snakes out of Ireland.


 
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/ THE IRISH FLAG.  The three colors of the Irish flag are symbols of Catholic Ireland (green), Protestant Ireland (orange), and the peace to exist between them (white).
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/ THE SHAMROCK.  The shamrock is a symbol of Ireland.  Some people give these plants as gifts on St. Patricks' Day.  One of the legends about St. Patrick is that he used the shamrock to explain the holy trinity to peopls.
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/ LEPRECHAUNS.  In Irish mythology, a leprechaun (Irish: leipreachán) is a type of male faerie said to inhabit the island of Ireland. Leprechauns usually take the form of old men who enjoy partaking in mischief. Their trade is that of a cobbler or shoemaker. They are said to be very rich, having many treasure crocks buried during war-time.[1] According to legend, if anyone keeps an eye fixed upon one, he cannot escape, but the moment the gaze is withdrawn, he vanishes.

Among the most popular of beliefs about leprechauns is that they are extremely wealthy and like to hide their gold in secret locations which can only be revealed if a person were to capture and interrogate a leprechaun for its money

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/ THE POT OF OLD AT THE END OF THE RAINBOW.  Among the most popular of beliefs about leprechauns is that they are extremely wealthy and like to hide their gold in secret locations which can only be revealed if a person were to capture and interrogate a leprechaun for its money. Another popular belief is that you may find a leprechaun and his pot of gold at the end of a rainbow.
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/ THE BLARNEY STONE.  The Blarney Stone is an actual stone built into a castle tower near Cork, Ireland. The lengend is that if you kiss the sone, you'll become a clever speaker, maybe convincing you listeners that whatever you say is true.
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/ GREEN BEER.  In pubs and taverns across the United States folks gather to celebrate "St. Paddy's Day" by having a quaff or two of green beer.