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St. Patrick's Day

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Lennart Geist

on 20 February 2013

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Legends and Folklore Who was St. Patrick? Structure The Traditions mess in the morning
traditional Irish food
wearing green
send shamrocks to the family
pinching people
parades in the afternoon
dyeing food and drinks green
sing, dance & making music
kiss Me I'm Irish The Parade Modern St. Patrick's Day Outfits by Norman Paraiso, David Eck & Lennart Geist St. Patrick's Day Who was St. Patrick?
Legends and Folklore
Blarney Stone
Green color
The Celtic Cross
The Traditions
The Parade
Modern St. Patrick's Day Outfits
Traditional Food and Drinks on St. Patrick's Day
St. Patrick's Day around the world Traditional Food and Drinks on St. Patrick's Day St. Patrick's Day around the world Green color Snakes The Celtic Cross Blarney Stone Leprechauns Shamrocks Leprechaun comes from luchorpan lu (small) and corp (body) which means “little body"
dressed like a shoemaker
pot of Gold
unfriendly Myth: St. Patrick banished all snakes from Ireland Fact: Snakes never existed on Ireland

The snakes where a metaphor for pagans mixture between the Christian cross and the sun till 17th century blue was the color of St. Patrick's Day
tri-color flag
Emerald Isle
shamrock St. Patrick was born as Maewyn Succat
He was not Irish 389 A.D. 412 A.D. Patrick was kidnapped by Irish pirates
he was sold as a slave and had to work as a shepherd
in this time he found his way to God 406 A.D. 429 A.D. 461 A. D. He died
it is unknown where he was buried
there is a shrine in County Down which is said to have his jawbone within March 17, 461 A. D. after 6 years he could escape
3 years later returned to England
after that he studied in France he returned to Britain, and decided to go to Ireland again to convert pagans after 30 years he baptized more than 120.000 people and built more than 300 churches
he retired and moved to County Down, Ireland The national emblem of Ireland and Northern Ireland is the Shamrock.

Patrick used the three-leaved shamrock to explain the Trinity of God could exist it's an Irish tradition to kiss the Blarney stone Thank You For Your Attention Sources http://www.greenchicagoriver.com/story.html
http://gonewengland.about.com/cs/bostonattractions/a/aastpatboston.htm Chicago Munich Boston Dublin New York In the mid 1990s: government campaign Aims of the Campaign National Festival
Energy and Excitement
Chance to attend a celebration
Image of Ireland Facts 2013
Events 2013 (14th-18th of March) Facts estimated return 2012: 50,5 Mio €

St. Patrick´s Parade 17th March
length: 2,5 km
expected people: 750.000
attendants: 8000 Events 2013 St. Patrick's Parade on 17th
Greening the City
In the footsteps of St. Patrick walking tour Boston St. Patrick's Day Parade
Dropkick Murphys Irish Punk 14. - 16.th biggest Parade worldwide First celebration of St. Patrick's Day 9th Century 1737 placed on the universal liturgical calendar of the Catholic church first parade in Boston, Massachusetts 1600 official public holiday in Ireland 1903 first Irish parade in Dublin 1931 first St. Patrick's Day Festival in Dublin 1996 since 1996
ca. 30.000 participants
2013: 42 groups
Sponsors Modern Food Traditional Food Drinks Beer
Irish Whiskey
Cocktails Corned Beef & Cabbage
Irish Stew
Irish Soda Bread Sweets Baileys Chocolate Fudge
Irish Bread Pudding with Caramel Whiskey Sauce
St. Patrick's Day Muffins Literature "Saint Patrick's Day." Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica Premium Service, 2005
Patrick, the Pilgrim Apostle of Ireland - An Analysis of St. Patrick's Confessio and Epistola - Veritas Publications, Dublin, 1998
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