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Learn English on St. Patrick’s Day

Learning English is not just about structures, grammar and rules, but it’s also about Learning English for real life situations, such as learn English for St. Patrick’s Day. St. Patrick’s Day is a widely celebrated holiday that originated in Ireland and is now celebrated around the world. Lets use this holiday to learn English around St. Patrick’s about Irish culture and also learn more English to improve your language skills.


Learn English: History of St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated on March 17th and it is Irelands most important national holiday. Nowadays, St. Patrick’s day is celebrated around the world, but it has special importance for peopleof Irish descent. The day is named after Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland.

Born in Britain in the 4th century, he was kidnapped at the age of 16 and taken to Ireland as a slave. Patrick, who was once a slave in Ireland, found solace in religion during his lonely life. After six years of enslavement, he fled to France at 22 and began studying the Bible. Later, he became a priest and returned to Ireland with a mission to convert the people to Christianity. The Irish people though he was brave and Patrick helped establish schools and churches throughout the country. Many believe that St. Patrick performed miracles, including the famous story of driving all the snakes out of Ireland.

St. Patrick passed away on March 17th, 461, and this day has been celebrated as St. Patrick’s Day ever since.

Do you know the English meanings of the words of St. Patrick’s Days history?

English WordMeaning
descent (n)the origin or background of a person in terms of family or nationality.
patron (n)the protecting or guiding saint of a person or place.
solace (n)comfort when feeling distress or sadness.
convert (v)to change one’s religious faith or other belief.
kidnap (v)to steal a person
mission (n)a strongly felt aim, ambition, or calling
miracle (n)an unbelievable event, an act of God

Learn English St Patrick’s symbols

Learn English words related to St Patrick’s and their symbolic meaning:

Celtic Cross

A symbol of Irish Christian heritage that combines a traditional Christian cross with a circle, representing eternal life.



A musical instrument that is the national emblem of Ireland and symbolizes Irish culture and heritage.


Pot of Gold

A legendary pot of gold that is said to be hidden by leprechauns at the end of rainbows.



A colorful arc that appears in the sky after rainfall and is said to lead to a pot of gold at the end



The color green is associated with St. Patrick’s Day and is said to represent the lush green landscape of Ireland.



A three-leaf clover that represents the Holy Trinity (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit)

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