Thursday, March 17, 2016

St patrick's Day

Today is St Patricks Day. It is March 17.

This is what we know, or think we know about St Patrick's Day

+ The leprechaun slides down the rainbow
+ It is Ireland's Nation Day
+ It is said that there is a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow
+ It is the day of the little gnombs
+ They are known for the three leaf clover
+ They dance an Irish jig
+ St Patrick's Day was the day there was peace between the British and the Irish
+ The thing on the rainbow is a myth
+ I think the leprechaun has a gold tooth
+ Leprechauns wear a green suit
+ Leprechauns have special hats, boots and belt

Then we watched a video

And now we know ...

+ It is a myth that if you don't wear green on St Patrick's Day a leprechaun will pinch you
+ Everyone should wear green on St Patrick's Day
+ St Patrick was actually British, rather than Irish
+ They have parades to celebrate St Patrick's Day - the largest one is in New York
+ St Patrick was kidnapped by the British and kept in captivity for 6 years.
+ When he dies people forgot about him and then they started celebrating on the day he died
+ He dies 1600 years ago, exactly.

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