St Patrick’s Day

St Patrick’s Day


Hello, guys! One more week,
one more video. And this week
we’re going to talk about culture. This week, in Ireland and other places
of the world it’s celebrated
St. Patrick’s Day. The tradition is Irish, because St. Patrick
is the saint patron, or the patron saint
of Ireland. So today I’m going
to tell you a little about the story
of St. Patrick and also about
the traditions, the cultures,
and the celebrations not only in Ireland,
but all over the world, and even here,
in Brazil. All right?
So stay tuned. The story of St. Patrick
is considered happening in the 5th century. And it all starts
when he was 16 years old. He was a young boy, he lived in Roman Britain. And one day,
some Irish pirates took him, they kidnapped him,
and took him to Ireland, to serve as a slave, and take care of animals, of sheep, especially. During his time there he started praying more, thinking more about God. And his faith
became stronger. Till one day
he was sleeping and he had a dream
when an angel came to him and said: “Ok, Patrick. Your time here
is almost over. You’re going
to find a ship waiting for you
at the harbor. So go there,
and everything is gonna be alright, you’re going home.” And the next day Patrick ran away
from his captors, and ran to the harbor, and FOUND a ship that was going to Britain. So he boarded the ship and went back to Britain. When they arrived in Britain, they stopped at a point
very far from any city. So everybody on the ship needed to go down and walk in a wilderness
about 28 days. And they were very hungry
at some point. So Patrick prayed, and God sent them
a herd of boars, wild boars,
so they could hunt and eat,
and not be hungry… And not be hungry anymore. So some people say that that was kind of
the 1st miracle of St. Patrick. So, after some years, he returned home, he was already a priest,
at that point. And he had another vision. A man came to him
on a dream and told him these words. Listen to Patrick
telling his story: “I saw a man,
as it were from Ireland. His name was Victoricus,
and he carried many letters, and he gave me one of them. I read the heading: ‘The Voice of the Irish’. As I began the letter,
I imagined in the moment that I heard the voice
of those very people who were near
the wood of Foclut, which is beside
the western sea. And they cried out,
as with one voice: ‘We appeal to you,
holy servant boy, to come
and walk among us.’ ” So after that, he decided
to follow up the vision and return to Ireland. So there he became
a missionary. He used a shamrock leaf, like this one
on my little leprechaun. He used that shamrock
to teach about the Holy Trinity, you know, Father,
Son, and Holy Spirit. And because he PREACHED
all around Ireland, many people converted
to Christianity. Back in time,
the Irish had another religion. you know,
the Celtic religion. And they converted
to Christianity, mostly because of
St. Patrick’s works. Years later, the Irish decided
to transform, or to considerate St. Patrick as their patron saint. And declared March 17th the day St. Patrick died, as the national day
of St. Patrick. So they celebrate
wearing green, that’s why
I’m all in green today, and they have
lots of parties, they have parades, and they like to drink
a special beer. It’s a green beer! Probably, on Saturday,
I will be drinking some green beer, and transmit live maybe,
who knows… Because the Irish have migrated to
many places in the world, they celebrate
St. Patrick’s Day on these parts
of the world too. One day that
I want to show you, that is very curious,
is Chicago, in the United States. They have a tradition there to dye the river green. I will show you a video of.. uhm… TV news transmitting and telling you how they do that.
Check it out. The Chicago River goes green to kick off
St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, now in the 55th year. The annual tradition draws hundreds of thousands
of spectators to the Windy City ahead
of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The city takes
more than 45 pounds of environmentally friendly
vegetable dye to color the river
bright green. It typically lasts
about 5 hours before fading away. Did you like it? I forgot there are
two more traditions on St. Patrick’s Day. You have to wear green,
like I’m doing today. because if you don’t do that your friends can pinch you. Yeah, they can, if you’re not
wearing any green. All right?
So wear green on St. Patrick’s Day. Another legend they have
in Ireland about St. Patrick is that he drove away the snakes from Ireland.
So that’s why there ARE no snakes
in Ireland. Curious, isn’t it? Well, I think this is it
for today. I hope you liked
St. Patrick’s story. And be safe,
celebrate safe, but celebrate!
It’s a very cool party. Maybe one day
I’ll go to Ireland to celebrate it there…

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