St. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland. In the 5th century he converted the pagan Irish to Christianity and his feast day falls on the day of this death, March 17th.
The world over St. Patrick’s Day is associated with the Irish, the colour green and big celebrations.
But did you know that St. Patrick was not, in fact, Irish? That the first St. Patrick’s Day celebrations were, in fact, in the United States? Discover these facts and others through this interactive image about the day when being Irish is celebrated all over the world. Feel free to use this material in your classes with your students. And of course…
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!
Lá Fhéile Padraig!!