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Saint Patrick's Day in Ireland

Cannelle and Ewa from Ireland

Cannelle and Ewat describe how people celebrate this famous Irish holiday and encourage readers to come and experience it.

On the 17th of March every year, Ireland celebrates a special day called Saint Patrick’s Day. Saint Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland and brought Christianity to this country.

People in Ireland paint their faces on Saint Patrick's Day Photo: William Murphy
People in Ireland paint their faces and draw shamrocks or the Irish flag on their faces to look cool.

People in Ireland paint their faces and draw shamrocks or the Irish flag on their faces to look cool. They go to the parade and enjoy the day.

There are a lot of floats going through the streets with people on them playing Irish music and doing Irish dancing. There are bands playing music and clowns and acrobats in the parade too.

A lot of people from different countries come to Ireland to join in the celebrations and have a good time. Sometimes people come to Ireland for the first time just to see and go to the huge parade that people celebrate here. Lots of people dress up for the day at the parade or at home. Some dress as leprechauns. They wear colourful clothes and hats to look great.

In the evening people go to the pub to listen to Irish music and drink Guinness. There is also a huge firework display on the river which thousands of people go to watch.

Saint Patrick’s Day is a great festival and people that have never seen it should come to see it here in Ireland and dress up. You should come to Ireland some Saint Patrick’s Day to celebrate because it’s fun!

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