Saint Patrick´s day
This week we’ve been engaged in a long-term Irish tradition cheered worldwide and have celebrated and learned about Saint Patrick, the mythology surrounding his life, and those tiniest green-dressed men called leprechauns.
Saint Patrick was born in Britain in the second half of the fifth century to a wealthy family and was abducted and taken to Ireland as an enslaved shepherd at 16. After six years during which he turned with fervour to his faith, he fled to Britain but returned to Ireland responding to a call he had in his dreams.
There he spent the rest of his life bringing Christianity to the Irish people. It’s the primary patron Saint of Ireland and also known as the «Apostle of Ireland».
The different symbols associated with Saint Patrick’s Day are related to his legends. One of the most well-known stories is that he explained the Holy Trinity to an unbeliever using the three leaves of a native Irish clover, the shamrock. Another one is that he drove all the snakes of Ireland into the sea to their destruction.
On March 17th feasts and parades are held to commemorate his death all around the world, and people, buildings, and even rivers turn green.
All of us dive into this tradition during the week and as a symbol of the brotherhood that joins every child in this level, each grade made a handcraft for their twinning grade, and on Friday, we took it to them and shared a great time together.