quarta-feira, 10 de março de 2010
SAINT PATRICK'S DAY!
Saint Patrick's Day is celebrated each year on March 17th.
But, who is Saint Patrick?
Saint Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland as he was the one who brought Christianity to the Irish.
Saint Patrick’s Day is usually celebrated with a parade. The largest St. Patrick's Day parade is in New York City.
Shamrock - The Irish have considered shamrocks as good-luck symbols since earliest times, and today people of many other nationalities also believe they bring good luck
Leprechaun - A leprechaun is an Irish fairy who looks like a small, old man about 2 feet tall. He is often dressed like a shoemaker, with a crooked hat and a leather apron.
According to legend, leprechauns are aloof and unfriendly. They live alone, and pass the time making shoes. They also have a hidden pot of gold!
Color Green - Wearing the color green is considered an act of paying tribute to Ireland. It is said that it also brings good luck, especially when worn on St. Patrick's Day.