Let Your Kids Explore and Learn About St Patrick’s Day 

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St Patrick’s Day is a day to celebrate some of the Irish culture! It’s a day to wear green, go to parades, eat Irish food, and have a lot of fun!  So get your green clothes ready and get ready to have a good time!

The history of St Patrick’s Day: How it began and why it is celebrated 

St Patrick’s Day is a holiday celebrated around the world on March 17th in honour of the patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick. The history of St Patrick’s Day goes back to the 5th century when St Patrick was born. He was born in Britain, but when he was 16, he was kidnapped by Irish raiders and taken to Ireland as a slave. During his time as a slave, he became very religious and eventually escaped captivity.

When he escaped captivity he returned to Britain where he received training to become a priest and eventually returned to Ireland to spread Christianity. He used the shamrock as a metaphor to explain the concept of the Holy Trinity to the pagans and this is why it is a symbol of his legacy today. He is also said to have driven the snakes out of Ireland, although there is no archaeological evidence that this actually happened.

Fun facts about St Patrick’s Day.

St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated all over the world on March 17th, but many people don’t know the history behind it or the fun facts associated with the holiday. Here are some fun facts about St. Patrick’s Day that you may not have known!

The holiday is actually named after the patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick. Although there is some debate about when St. Patrick actually lived, it is believed he was born in Britain around 385 AD. He is known for his work in converting Ireland to Christianity and is credited with bringing Ireland into the fold of Christianity.

The first St. Patrick’s Day parade wasn’t held in Ireland, but in New York City in 1762. Irish soldiers serving in the English military marched through the streets of New York City to honour their Irish roots.

The colour green is associated with St. Patrick’s Day, but it wasn’t always the case. In fact, blue was the colour originally associated with the holiday. The green was adopted later on to represent the Emerald Isle.

St. Patrick’s Day is also a time to celebrate Irish culture. It is a day to wear green, eat traditional Irish foods, and enjoy a good pint of Guinness.

The traditional Irish meal for St. Patrick’s Day is corned beef and cabbage. It is said to have been a favourite of St. Patrick and is still enjoyed today!

No matter how you choose to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, you can be sure it’ll be filled with fun facts, Irish culture, and plenty of green!

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Tips For Teaching Children About Irish Culture And History.

As a parent, it can be hard to find ways to teach your children about Irish culture and history. After all, there’s a lot of information out there and it can be difficult to know where to start. Here are some tips for teaching your children about Irish culture and history. 

1. Use stories. One of the best ways to teach children about Irish culture and history is to tell them stories. Talk to them about the history of the country, the great people who have come from Ireland, and the unique culture that makes Ireland such a special place. You can also tell them traditional Irish stories, such as the legend of the Leprechaun or the story of Cú Chulainn

The leprechaun is an Irish fairy, usually depicted as an older man in a green coat and hat, carrying a pot of gold or a walking stick, and wearing a mischievous smile. The leprechaun is most famous for his ability to grant wishes, and many people believe that wearing green on St. Patrick’s Day will increase their chances of attracting a leprechaun and having their wishes come true.

2. Visit historical sites. If you are lucky enough to live in Ireland or are visiting, plan to visit sites with historical significance.  It is a great way to teach your children about Ireland’s past. Take a trip to a castle, a church, or a museum to get a better understanding of the country’s history. 

3. Learn about Irish art and music. Irish art and music is a great way to introduce your children to the culture of Ireland. Encourage them to listen to traditional Irish music, learn about Irish artists, and explore the range of traditional Irish instruments. 

4. Read books about Irish culture. There are many great books out there that can help your children learn about Irish culture and history. Choose books that are age-appropriate and introduce them to Irish folklore, history, and language. 

5. Get your kids crafting with one of these fantastic St Patrick’s Day crafts

By taking the time to teach your children about Irish culture and history, you’ll be giving them a greater appreciation of Ireland. Use these tips to help you get started on your journey of learning about Ireland.

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