When is it celebrated?Today, the 17th of March, is the day when Irish people around the world celebrate their culture.
Who was Saint Patrick?
Saint Patrick is Ireland's patron because in the 5th century AD, he christianised Ireland. Before that, he had been kidnapped and taken to Ireland where he achieved to escape from his captors; nevertheless, he returned to Ireland when he said he heard he was called to end up with former polytheist religions in Ireland.
How do Irish people celebrate it?
Today is a holiday in Ireland and Northern Ireland, it is also widely celebrated in places where the Irish moved to along history such as Britain, USA, Canada and Australia among others.
Irish people usually celebrate it going to church, wearing green clothes and shamrocks. Also, even though it is during Lent, they can drink alcohol which is forbidden the rest of the time in Lent.
Shamrocks, these little plants that abound in Ireland, were used by Saint Patrick to explain the Holy Trinity and has become a symbol of Ireland too.
There is a Festival in Dublin city, the capital of Ireland which lasts from the 16th to the 19th of March and even buildings wear green colours, have a look.
What do you think of these celebrations? Do you celebrate Saint Patrick at school?
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