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St Patrick's Day 2016: Who was Ireland's Patron Saint and how are people celebrating? While many see St Patrick's Day as an excuse to drink endless pints of Guinness while wearing a green wig, there's a little more to it than that. So who was St Patrick? St Patrick was a real man who was born in around 385 AD. He may be thought of as Irish now, but his exact birthplace is unknown. In his teens, he was captured by pirates and taken to Ireland, where he was put to work as a herdsman. After six years, he managed to escape and possibly fled back to his home. He spent the next 30 years establishing schools, churches, and monasteries across the country. Patrick was later appointed as successor to St Palladius, the first bishop of Ireland. He is said to have died on March 17 in the year 461. The flag of St Patrick is a red saltire on a white background. When the 1800 Act of Union (which came into effect from 1 January 1801) joined Great Britain and Ireland, the saltire was added to the British flag to create the Union flag which is still used by the United Kingdom.

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How St. Patrick’s Day Was Made in America - HISTORY Every March 17, the United States becomes an emerald country for a day. Americans wear green clothes and quaff green beer. Green milkshakes, bagels and grits appear on menus. Revelers from coast to coast celebrate all things Irish by hoisting pints of Guinness and cheering bagpipers, step dancers and marching bands parading through city streets. In contrast to the merry-making in the United States, March 17 has been more holy day than holiday in Ireland. READ MORE: St. Boston has long staked claim to the first St. Historian Michael Francis, however, unearthed evidence that St. Ironically, it was a band of Redcoats who started the storied green tradition of America’s largest and longest St. READ MORE: When America Despised the Irish: The 19th Century's Refugee Crisis After Irish Catholics flooded into the country in the decade following the failure of Ireland’s potato crop in 1845, they clung to their Irish identities and took to the streets in St. The meal that became a St. While St.

Classroom Easter Egg Hunt – tekhnologic I didn’t have any plans to create anything as the academic year doesn’t start until after Easter for me. However, because someone messaged me asking about an Easter themed game and I had the time to put something together, I took on the project. This is what I came up with. Contents #1 Download the Easter Egg Hunt Game Download the Easter Egg Hunt Game. Underneath each of the Easter Eggs there is some hidden text, which may be a word, a phrase, a question or a challenge. Watch this demo of the Easter Egg Hunt to see how the template works. Video run time is 2 minutes and 32 seconds Top #2 Editing the Easter Egg Hunt The Quick Way Go to the home ribbon, click select and open the selection pane.Click on Hide All and all the objects will disappear.Scroll down the selection pane and find the objects labelled text.Click on the line icon next to Text 1 to show the text. Top The Easy Way #3 Activity Suggestions Classroom Scavenger Hunt Before the Game Playing the Game Divide the class into groups.

NaNoWriMo’s Young Writers Program (Beta) St. Patrick’s Day: Legends & Myths Debunked - HISTORY St. Patrick was Irish. Though one of Ireland’s patron saints, Patrick was born in what is now England, Scotland or Wales—interpretations vary widely—to a Christian deacon and his wife, probably around the year 390. According to the traditional narrative, at 16 he was enslaved by Irish raiders who attacked his home; they transported him to Ireland and held him captive there for six years. Patrick later fled to England, where he received religious instruction before returning to Ireland to serve as a missionary. READ MORE: St Patrick: Kidnapped by Pirates and Enslaved at 16 St. His birthplace doesn’t mean Patrick was a Brit, however—at least not technically. READ MORE: Who Was St. St. In 431, before Patrick began preaching in Ireland, Pope Celestine reportedly sent a bishop known as Palladius “to the Irish believing in Christ”—an indication that some residents of the Emerald Isle had already converted by then. St. Green has historically been associated with St. Popular St. On St. St. St.

Auld Lang Syne: Should old lyrics be forgot... When is Halloween 2017? True story behind All Souls' Day and All Saints' Day, why we celebrate and terrifying facts Tucked between the cold nights of winter and the falling leaves of autumn we have Halloween - a time of celebration and superstition. But where did the spooky day come from and why do we celebrate it? The spookiest time of the year isn't just a time for kids to dress up and trick or treat. It's thought Halloween started with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would wear costumes and roam to ward of ghosts, but it's down to Pope Gregory III's decree in the eight century that we celebrate it as we do. Why do we celebrate Halloween? Samhain (sow-in) marked the end of summer and the harvest and heralded in the colder months. Traditionally people wore costumes, animal skins and heads and attempted to tell each other's fortunes. The first was Feralia, a day late in October where Romans marked the passing of the dead. It was in 609 AD that Christianity changed the festival to add praying for the dead. The next day, November 2, is All Souls Day, when the dead are remembered. 1. 2.

LearnEnglish | British Council | Saint Patrick's Day By Dave Collett St. Patrick is the patron saint and national apostle of Ireland. He was born in the fourth century and is famous for bringing Christianity into Ireland. St. History of St. St. He managed to escape after being a slave for six years and then studied in a monastery in Gaul for 12 years. St. After 30 years of being a missionary in Ireland, he finally settled down in a place called County Down. Legend and Folklore Shamrocks, leprechauns and the blarney stone are associated with St. Leprechauns are little Irish fairies, and they are thought to work as shoe-makers for other fairies. The village of Blarney is situated northwest of the Irish city of Cork. Legend also says that St. What Do People Do on St. St. Traditional Food and Drink on St. Bacon and cabbage is what most people have on this day. Irish Proverbs The Irish have many proverbs but here are some favourites. Better the coldness of a friend than the sweetness of an enemy. Irish Humour

Christmas in Poland - Milk, crafts, and honesty I was talking to my British friend the other day about our families’ Christmas traditions. The amount of singular dishes that traditionally have to be placed on the Christmas table got a bit of a giggle, but t was the hay placed under the tablecloth that got her choking on her lunch. So, just in case, please no eating while reading. 10 things you possibly didn’t know about Christmas in Poland. The most important day is the Christmas Eve. What are some of the things the rest of us may not know about your Christmas or holiday season? Do you already have all the gifts for all the kids in your family?