• National celebration

    Saint Patrick or patron saint of Ireland is a Scottish evangelist which converts the Irish populate to Christianity in the fifth century. The legend told that he exposed to the king the concept of Sainte Trinity with a shamrock (the emblem of Ireland and Saint Patrick’s Day). 


     Saint PatrickSaint Patrick was born in Britain in 385. His real name was Maewyn Sucatt. When he was 16, he was captured and taken to Ireland as a slave and sold to a local landowner named Meliuc. He served as a slave shepherding sheep for six years before escaping and returning to his family. After becoming a cleric, he returned to northern and western Ireland and begins to evangelize at the request of the Pope Celestine. In later life, he served as an ordained bishop and after he becomes to be revered as the patron saint of Ireland. According to the legend after the king’s conversion Saint Patrick hunted all the snakes in the country, it was the symbol of the Irish conversion to Christendom. 


     Saint PatrickNowadays, everybody celebrates the Saint Patrick's day which is during approximately one week but the real day is on the 17th of March and it is a bank holiday. It is celebrated in all Irish cities obviously but also in other countries like in the United States of America. During all the week, there are lots of animations (lights on buildings, concerts…). Saint Patrick’s Day for Irish people is a very happy day, the synonyms of this day are happiness, beers, singing and dancing. The capital is transformed. The green color dominates the city. On the Saint Patrick’s Day people are wearing and making up with the colors of the country (orange, white and green). They wear very funny costumes. At midday, there is a huge parade in the main street where all the countries and activities of the town are represented, like fireman, garda, sports club… After this parade everybody goes to pubs and enjoy. There are people EVERYWHERE, and most of them are so drunk! 


    Saint Patrick

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