Hope, Faith, Love and Luck
St. Patrick's Day or the feast of Saint Patrick is celebrated on March 17th every year in honor of the anniversary of his death in 460 AD. St. Patrick was a patron of Ireland and devoted his himself to the christian religion. There are many symbols that represent this festive holiday and one is the Shamrock, the official flower of Ireland. St. Patrick used the shamrock to explain the holy trinity to the Irish and legend says that if you fund a four leaf clover on Saint Patrick's Day it will bring you luck. Each of the four leaves of the lucky clover represent hope, faith, love and luck! There are other popular symbols too: Leprechaun, Pot of Gold, rainbows, the harp and the color green. There are many countries in the world that celebrate St. Patrick's Day but in the USA this joyous and lively celebration is celebrated with parades, parties, dancing, drinking green colored beverages, eating corn beef and cabbage and many people wear green clothing, hats and shammrock pins to avoid being pinched. In Boston there is a big parade, in Chicago the rivers are dyed green and Seattle there is a ceremony to paint green stripes down the roads. Don't forget to wear green on this Irish holiday or you will be sure to be pinched!
St. Patrick's Day Parade of Fun
Hellokids has created a St. Patrick's Day activities for children and channels of fun games, crafts, readings, coloring pages and activities that will be sure to prepare you to celebrate this happy and green holiday. Try your luck at all these great ideas:
- St. Patrick's Day History and Fun Facts: Saint Patrick's Day, Saint Patrick, Irish, Leprechauns, Shamrock
- St. Patrick's Day Crafts and Activities: greeting cards, shamrock pins, paper treasure boxes, blarney stone, napkin rings
- St. Patrick's Day Coloring Pages: shamrock, leprechauns, rainbows, pots of gold
- St. Patrick's Day Drawings: how to draw a leprechaun and fun gifs
- St. Patrick's Day Games: dot to dot, matching, find the difference and puzzles
- St. Patrick's Day Daily Kids News: Celebrations, history and crafts for kids
It's time to get lucky and find your pot of gold on Hellokids. You will have a festive Irish time with all the lively St. Patrick's Day entertainment!