ST. PATRICK’S DAY by Gail Gibbons (Information about the life of St. Patrick and St. Patrick’s Day)

ST. PATRICK’S DAY by Gail Gibbons (Information about the life of St. Patrick and St. Patrick’s Day)


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Patrick’s Day by Gail Gibbons st. Patrick’s Day is celebrated each year on
March 17th this holiday is celebrated by the Irish and other people in many parts
of the world they honor Saint Patrick the patron saint of Ireland Saint
Patrick lived many years ago he was born in Britain around the Year 380 and
raised in a Christian family his parents didn’t name him Patrick
some people believe his name was Maewyn while still a boy he was kidnapped and
brought to Ireland where he was made a slave his captors forced him to herd
sheep he prayed that God would help him six years later he escaped after finally
arriving back in Britain he lived quietly thought and prayed he realized
what he wanted to do he had dreams of returning to Ireland to teach the people
about God he went to France to study religion In the year 432 to the head
of the Catholic Church the Pope named him Patricius the Latin name for Patrick
he became a priest and then a bishop at last Bishop Patrick’s dreams came true
he sailed back to Ireland and began preaching he built churches and schools
all over the country people noticed his kind ways and trusted him bishop Patrick
spent the rest of his life caring for the Irish people they loved this kind
man people honor Patrick on March 17th
because he died on that date in the year 461 Later, the Catholic Church made him a saint st. Patrick today many things are done to celebrate
this holiday people go to church to give thanks to Saint Patrick for his work in Ireland. People have fun too they dress in green to honor an ancient Irish
custom hundreds of years ago the people of Ireland burned branches with green
leaves during the month of March and spread the ashes in fields to make them
fertile and green to wear green is to honor Ireland the Emerald Isle decorations are put on doors and
windows shamrocks appear everywhere the Shamrock is a plant that has three
leaves and looks like clover it is the symbol of st. Patrick as well as of
Ireland leprechauns are remembered on st. Patrick’s Day long ago some Irish
folk believed in these little magic creatures it was thought if you caught a
leprechaun you can make him lead you to a pot of gold Leprechaun comes from the
old Irish word Luchorpan meaning wee one people believed they were only as big as
your thumb there is the shillelagh too in Ireland many years ago there was an old
oak forest called shillelagh the Irish like to own a sprig of shillelagh a
short oak Club from the forest often people decorate shillelaghs with green
ribbons the harp is one of the oldest musical instruments and has been popular
with the Irish people since early times it serves as another Saint Patrick’s Day
decoration on Saint Patrick’s Day people may give cards to their families
and friends people also make cakes cookies and goodies
to share with others some people give flowers others wear green carnations or
pin shamrocks to their clothes to celebrate the holiday there may be St.
Patrick’s Day plays too some families and friends have quiet times together in
remembrance of Saint Patrick Often there are meals to share st. Patrick’s Day
parties are given too it is fun to sing Irish songs
dance Irish jigs and play games In many places there are st. Patrick’s Day
parades flags Flutter in the wind pipers and Fiddler’s place Irish tunes
there are green hats people in costumes green banners lots of green the first time
st. Patrick’s Day was celebrated in the United States was in 1737 in Boston each
year the Irish and many other people love to celebrate st. Patrick’s Day for
many people it’s a day for worship and for celebration and if you’re not Irish
to feel a little bit Irish legends about st. Patrick Saint Patrick and the snakes
it is said that Saint Patrick got rid of all the snakes in Ireland by beating his
drum he frightened them into the sea today there are no snakes in Ireland
Saint Patrick and the poison some people say that a wizard tried to kill st.
Patrick by putting poison in his drink st. Patrick quickly turned it into ice
and tossed it from his cup st. Patrick and his cloak it is said that saint
Patrick had a friend who borrowed his cloak there was a big fire where the
friend was staying but he was not hurt because he was wearing st.
Patrick’s cloak st. Patrick and the Shamrock Saint Patrick used the Shamrock to explain to people about the Holy Trinity one God and three divine beings
the Father the Son and the Holy Spirit growing at his feet was a shamrock he
used this plant to explain three and one, one stem
with three leaves st. Patrick and the fish another legend is that each year on
March 17th fish rise from the sea they pass before st. Patrick’s altar in
Ireland and then disappear back into the sea st. Patrick and the sunset it is
said that the Sun didn’t set when Saint Patrick died and that it shone in the
sky for twelve days and nights hi everyone thank you so much for
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