Ireland
The shamrock, or what we consider today a sign of good luck, is a symbol for St. Patrick's Day. St. Patrick used the shamrock to symbolize the Trinity, or in other words the idea that God is three different things: The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit. www.irelands-hidden-gems.com
The word "Leprechaun" comes from the Irish word "Luchorpan" which translates to "little body". teacherblogdotevanmoordotcom1.files.wordpress.com
The official color of St. Patrick's day is actually blue, but it was changed in the 19th century because in Ireland, the climate is wet causing the landscaping to be really green.
Although there is very little written history on Celtic Knots (also known as the Endless Knot), it is believed that since you can't see the beginning or ending of the knot, it's supposed to remind people of the timeless nature of our spirits and infinite paths. www.marshillonline.com
To celebrate St. Patrick's Day, the Sydney Opera House in Bennelong Point, Australia is lit green. thewanderinghousewife.files.wordpress.com
In all different places around the world, St. Patrick's Day is most commonly celebrated with parades. 1.bp.blogspot.com
In the Irish culture, music is more than just entertainment, it's known to tell stories. The most known Irish band in America, Gaelic Storm, played music in the well known movie Titanic. www.themusichall.org
Every year, the Chicago River gets dyed green in honors of St. Patrick's day. http://greenchicagoriver.com/ upload.wikimedia.org
Ireland is nicknamed the "Emerald Isle" because of its beautiful green landscapes. (Above is a picture of County Mayo, where it is believed to be where Patrick was held as a slave.) phototc.com

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