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St. Patrick's Day

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Andrea Nguyen

on 22 January 2014

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Transcript of St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's
Day

Work Cited
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Patrick%27s_Day
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irish_Canadian
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Patrick
http://www.wsaw.com/seasonal/misc/40129602.html
Additional Info:
Originally, the color that represented
Saint Patrick
was blue but over the years the color was changed to green
The first
Saint Patrick's Day
parade was not in Ireland, but in Boston in 1737
What?
What does the event include? What would someone who attends the event see, hear, experience
Where?
Where does this event take place?
When?
When does this event take
place?
How?
How did this event come into being? How
long has it been in existence? What is the history behind this event?
Why?
What are some of the reasons why this event was organized?
It is celebrated both inside and outside of Ireland, as a religious and cultural holiday. There is 14% of Irish Canadians in Canada
Who?
Which ethnic group is primarily involved in this celebration? What are the population statistics for this group in Canada
Generally it would involve public parades, festivals, followed by traditional Irish music or loud music played by a band, and wearing of green attire or shamrocks. Christians also attend church services
Originally it took place in Ireland but now can be celebrated anywhere
On March 17th the
Saint Patrick
Parade is celebrated
It has been years/centuries that this celebration has existed. It was named after the christian missionary and bishop in Ireland,
Saint Patrick
, the date was celebrated because it was the feast day of
Saint Patrick
. It was believed that he died on the same day. The day commemorates him and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland, as well as the heritage and culture of the Irish in general.
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