Monday, March 19, 2012

St. Partick's Day

As you might already know, this Saturday -March 17th - was St. Patrick's Day. St. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland, and many people believe that he was the first person to bring Christianity to the country hundreds of years ago. St. Patrick died on March 17th, so every year on this day, people all over the world have a party to celebrate him!

On St. Patrick's day, there are parades in lots of different cities. There is singing, dancing and live music, and people dress up in the traditional colours of Ireland: green, orange and gold. It is also traditional for people to drink Guiness on St. Patrick's day, as it is a very famous Irish beer.

The biggest St. Patrick's day celebration in the world is not in Ireland, but in New York. This is because, in the 18th and 19th centuries, many Irish immigrants came to New York to live and they wanted to continue their Irish traditions. The first New York St. Patrick's Day parade was held in the 1700s. Below you can see some pictures of the parade nowadays.

St. Patrick's Day is celebrated in many cities around the world - even Malaga! Did you go to the town centre on Saturday? There were lots of people dressed up in green and wearing silly hats! I hope you celebrated St. Patrick's Day at the weekend and had fun!

See you soon,

Lynsey x

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