lunes, 26 de febrero de 2007
IN MARCH, SAINT PATRICK´S DAY
WHAT IS ST PATRICK'S DAY?
Saint Patrick's day is on March 17th, a lot of people celebrate this holiday all around the world. Some of the thousands that celebrate the holiday go to church, having parties, or just wearing GREEN. Some places in the United States of America have parades to celebrate the holiday. People have been celebrating St. Patrick's Day for almost 1600 years now.
St. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland and he is one of Christianity´s most widely known figures. But for all his celebrity, his life remains somewhat of a mystery. Many of the stories traditionally associated with St. Patrick, including the famous account of his banishing all the snakes from Ireland, are false, the products of hundreds of years of exaggerated storytelling.
Here you can watch a video explaining who was Saint Patrick and why Irish people celebrate this day.