Saint Patricks Day
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St. Patricks DayHoliday: St. Patrick's Day

Saint Patrick's Day or the Feast of Saint Patrick (Irish: Lá Fhéile Pádraig, "the Day of the Festival of Patrick") is a cultural and religious holiday celebrated on 17 March. It is named after Saint Patrick (c. AD 385–461), the most commonly recognized of the patron saints of Ireland.

Saint Patrick's Day was made an official Christian feast day in the early seventeenth century and is observed by the Catholic Church, the Anglican Communion (especially the Church of Ireland), the Eastern Orthodox Church and Lutheran Church. The day commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland, as well as celebrates the heritage and culture of the Irish in general. Celebrations generally involve public parades and festivals, céilithe, and the wearing of green attire or shamrocks. Christians also attend church services, and the Lenten restrictions on eating and drinking alcohol are lifted for the day, which has encouraged and propagated the holiday's tradition of alcohol consumption.

Saint Patrick's Day is a public holiday in the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Newfoundland and Labrador and Montserrat. It is also widely celebrated by the Irish diaspora around the world; especially in Britain, Canada, the United States, Argentina, Australia and New Zealand.

Source: Wikipedia: Saint Patrick's Day
From YOUR Teacher: St. Patrick's Day

This is a fun holiday and perfect if you like to wear green colored clothes. Many communities in America hold parades and festivals where you can even drink green beer and eat green snacks.
Test: Reading Comprehension St. Patrick's Day

Read the information above. In the test questions below choose which is the best answer for each question. There are 5 questions. Good luck.
1.  Saint Patrick's Day is also known as which of the following?

a.  Book of Saint Patrick
b.  Culture of Saint Patrick
c.  Feast of Saint Patrick
d.  Song of Saint Patrick
2.  When was Saint Patrick's Day was made an official Christian feast day?

a.  early sixteenth century
b.  early seventeenth century
c.  early eighteenth century
d.  early nineteenth century
3.  Saint Patrick's Day is observed by all but which of the following?

a.  Jewish Congregation
b.  Catholic Church
c.  Anglican Communion
d.  Lutheran Church.
4.  Which color is typically worn on Saint Patrick's Day?

a.  blue
b.  red
c.  orange
d.  green
5.  What is typically consumed on Saint Patrick's Day?

a.  potatoes
b.  tea
c.  coffee
d.  alcohol
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