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St. Patricks Day (for ESL students)

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St. Patrick's Day is a religious holiday
celebrated in and outside of Ireland. It's celebrated every March 17th. This day is meant to commemorate Saint Patrick and the pride of Irish Heritage around the world!
St. Patrick's Day
March 17th
History
Purpose
How is it celebrated?
Importance
What is St. Patrick's Day?
It's original purpose was to celebrate and feast on the anniversary St. Patrick's death.
IN THE U.S.
People celebrate with
Irish themed parties!
Irish families celebrate together by eating and drinking traditional Irish food and listening to traditional Irish music.

People often dress in green clothing or leprechaun costumes.
People display the Irish Flag to show their heritage.
In America, it is meant to be a large celebration for the Irish-American culture in the United States.
Who is St. Patrick?
St. Patrick is the most recognized patron saint of Ireland, and he's one of Christianity’s most well known figures.
The Great Famine
Attend church in the morning and celebrate in the afternoon.
It was a period of mass starvation and disease in Ireland from 1845 to 1852.
In the 18th century, the potato became a base food for the poor. When there was a potato crop failure, the dependency of this vegetable caused mass starvation.
Emigration
IN IRELAND
People dance, drink and feast on the traditional Irish meal.
People starved and became ill. So they commonly decided to emigrate (leave their home country) to America, locating themselves on the East Coast.
According to legend, Saint Patrick used the shamrock (a three-leaved plant) to explain his faith to other Irish people.
Localization of the Irish people in America after emigration
Cool and Interesting Facts
Around 1 million people emigrated from Ireland to other countries: mostly to Toronto, Boston, Philadelphia, New York City, and Chicago.
St. Patrick's Day represents Irish pride and heritage.
The Chicago River is dyed green for St. Patrick's Day.
The very first St. Patrick's Day parade was not in Ireland, it was in Boston in 1737.
They also have big parades and festivals as they do in America. The most famous parade is the one in Dublin.
leprechauns are awesome teehee
Bibliography
Why is St. Patrick's Day So Important to Ireland? | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/about_6693638_st_-patrick_s-day-important-ireland_.html#ixzz1m86nbKXt

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Patrick

http://www.history.com/topics/st-patricks-day

http://www.history.com/topics/who-was-saint-patrick

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_did_St_Patrick_do_that_was_so_important_that_so_many_people_will_celebrate_the_day_he_died

http://www.irelandseye.com/aarticles/history/events/dates/famine.shtm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Famine_(Ireland)#Emigration
Parades are held to celebrate the day.
The Irish Flag is made of three equal-sized rectangles of orange, white, and green (a tricolor flag). It was first used in 1848.
Green represents the native people of Ireland (most are Catholic).
Orange represents British supporters who live in Northern Ireland (most are Protestant).
White in the center represents peace and hope between these two groups of people.
The White House has dyed its fountain green since 2009!
Then...
Now...
&
Ireland is known as the "Emerald Isle." Can you guess why...?
For every 10,000 three leaved clovers, there is only ONE four leaf clover, the LUCKY one!
To leave your home land to find a better life; often to leave a bad situation
Corned beef and cabbage
Irish stew with lamb
Population Change during the Great Famine
Potato blight
If you don't wear green, others have the right to pinch you.
May you be lucky on St. Patrick's Day!
Emigration
vs.
Immigration
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