St. Patricks Day
Saint Patrick’s Day is a cultural and religious celebration held on 17 March, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland.
The day commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland, and celebrates the heritage and culture of the Irish in general.
Celebrations generally involve public parades and festivals, céilithe (Gaelic folk music and dancing), and the wearing of green attire or shamrocks.
- Read, print and colour these pictures related to St. Patrick’s Day.
- The legend of Leprechaun. This is an elf, and he looks like a small, old man. Leprechauns like to spend their time alone making shoes. They live in the woods and hide from everyone. The leprechauns are said to keep their pots of gold at the end of the rainbow. Some stories say if a leprechaun likes you, he will share his gold. Others stories say you must catch a leprechaun, and then he will take you to his pot of gold.
2. The shamrock is one of Ireland’s most famous symbols. It is said that Saint Patrick used the shamrock and it’s 3 leaves to explain the concept of the Trinity – the father, son, and the Holy Spirit. The shamrock is also associated with good luck! Many people wear shamrocks on St. Patrick’s Day.
- Write a composition about St. Patrick’s icons.
- CRAFTS: Make A Lucky Shamrock Pin
- Green paper or felt
- A safety pin
Do It Yourself:
- First, you need a shamrock template
2. Cut several shamrocks shapes
3. Glue the shamrocks together
4. Add or glue the pin backing the shamrock
- Print these cards and draw a picture of a pot of gold.