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St. Patrick's Day

Wearing green, marching in parades, eating corned beef and cabbage--these are just some of the traditions associated with St. Patrick’s Day. But did you know that St. Patrick himself wasn’t Irish--and that his name wasn’t originally Patrick, either? In this BrainPOP movie, you’ll learn all about the patron saint of Ireland, as well as the holiday that bears his name. You’ll discover how Irish immigrants to the Americas first used the holiday to show pride in their heritage, and how their descendants kept their traditions alive! You’ll also learn how the holiday is celebrated in various cities around the world. And finally, you’ll hear about the man behind the holiday--the 5th-century Christian bishop who converted a pagan society to Christianity. So put a shamrock in your lapel, grab your shillelagh, and click on this movie!

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What is St. Patrick’s Day?

Who was St. Patrick?

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