Sunday, March 14, 2010

The history of St. Patrick's Day

On March 17th, millions of Irish people all over the world celebrate St. Patrick's Day wearing green clothes and shamrock (a three-leafed clover), drinking green beer and participating in parades. Green is so much associated with this day that in some cities like Chicago they even dye the river in that colour!
But why is St. Patrick so important in Ireland? Well, he was a Roman priest that converted Ireland to christianity. But if you want to learn more about this saint and the customs of this day, have a look at this video:

Now you can test what you have learnt doing this quiz.
You can also play hangman or try this vocabulary quiz

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