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Saint Patrick's Day

St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, is one of Christianity's most widely known figures. But for all his celebrity, his life remains somewhat of a mystery. Ask any questions here about celebrating St. Patrick's Day.

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Are four leaf clovers lucky or unlucky?

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LUCKY of course. It is almost impossible to find a four leave clover, so when you actually do find one - you are very lucky!!!

The odds are against you, like 10,000 to one. So it's like finding a needle in a hay stack.

How many leaves do clovers have?

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Most clovers, including the common three-leaf clover, have three leaves. However, there are also rare four-leaf clovers that are considered lucky symbols.

Is the day capitalized in St. Patrick's Day?

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Yes, the word "day" should be capitalized in St. Patrick's Day because it is part of the holiday's official name.

Do people still crucify others?

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Crucifixion as a form of public execution has been largely abolished worldwide, with few exceptions. It is no longer practiced as a legal punishment in most countries due to its inhumane and brutal nature.

How many four leaf clovers has one person ever found?

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Collectors have been known to find dozens a week for use in arts and crafts. In clover, about 1 in every 10,000 sprouts has 4 leaflets instead of the usual 3.

One collector, Edward Martin, reportedly found over 160,000 in his lifetime (by age 76 in 2008).

In 2010, scientists at the University of Georgia discovered the gene for the recessive 4th leaflet in white clover, which might be artificially induced to produce greater numbers of the rare plant type.

What is a common noun for this proper noun Saint Patrick's Day?

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The common noun for the proper noun Saint Patrick's Day is holiday.

What is dyed green in Chicago on st patricks day?

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The Chicago River is dyed green on St. Patrick's Day in Chicago. This tradition has been taking place since 1962, and it has become an iconic part of the city's celebrations for the holiday.

What are odds of finding a six leaf clover?

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Is it really rare to find a 6 leaf clover? Located?

Depends on the condition No bug bite is a 50,000 chance. Bug bites 8,000. I found a 4, 5 & 6 leaf clover underneath Super 8 Winona MN. The highest I seen was a 7 in MN. Good Luck!

What is 'Beannacht Lá Fhéile Pádraig' in English?

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"Beannacht" means "Blessing"

"L Fhile Pdraig" should be "Lá Fhéile Pádraig" which means "St. Patricks Day"

The proper way to wish some a happy St Patrick's day is:

Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig ort (singular)

Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig oraibh (plural)

How do you say St Patrick's day is on March 17 in Spanish?

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"¡Feliz día de San Patricio!" is a Spanish equivalent of "Happy St Patrick's Day."

Specifically, the masculine/feminine adjective "feliz" means "happy." The masculine noun "día" means "day." The preposition "de" means "of." The masculine title "San" means "Saint." The masculine proper noun "Patricio" means "Patrick."

The pronunciation is "feh-LEE THEE-ah theh sahn pah-TREE-syoh."

What is the phonetic pronunciation of 'Happy St Patrick's Day' in Gaelic?

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Lá 'le Pádraig sona duit! /(plural is Lá 'le Pádraig sona daoibh!) is 'Happy St. Patrick's day to you'.

Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig ort (singular) / Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig oraibh (plural) is 'Blessings of St. Patrick's day to you'.

Why do people get pinched on Saint Patrick?

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If you do not wear green you will get pinched. (If you forget you can always just say you are wearing green underwear!)

What is the connection between leprechauns and Saint Patrick?

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  • The leprechaun is an old Irish legend. He is like a spirit.
  • I don't think there is a direct connection. Leprechauns are based upon Irish luck fairies and the Celtic version of dwarves, which were small slimy gold hunting tricksters. St. Patrick was the person who supposedly drove out the pagan beliefs and imagery of ancient Ireland. It is likely to simply be Disney-ecse cuteness to have some nice creatures to prance around in the parades etc.
  • There is no connection, except that they are both Irish.
  • Leprechauns and St. Patrick's Day are connected because a leprechaun is an Irish symbol of good luck. Also Saint Patrick had good luck on his escape from the people who captured him.
  • Leprechauns have been in Ireland for millions of years.They are not synominus with any other country. St Patrick was born in Wales but came as a boy slave to Ireland around 400A.D. He escaped and came back to Ireland as a man and Christian Bishop.He converted the pagans living in Ireland to Christianity and thus became Pastron Saint of Ireland.He is buried in Downpatrick in Co. Down

Who celebrates saint Patrick?

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Saint Patrick's Day Celebrations

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  • Most people in the US with kids and people in Ireland.
  • Everyone in Canada (generally)

How do they dye the Chicago river green?

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Forty pounds of powdered vegetable dye are used

to create a carpet of green a couple of blocks long that lasts four to five hours

for the St.Patrick's Day celebration


What is an important celebration for Ireland?

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Irish people celebrate all sorts of things, many the same as others in the world. Things like weddings and birthdays and anniversaries. They celebrate successes in something like sport. They celebrate events like Christmas and Easter. Ireland has national events, like St. Patrick's Day.

When is the national day of Ireland celebrated?

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National Day of Northern Ireland is St. Patrick's Day. St. Patrick's Day is celebrated in all of Ireland. It was to honor St. Patrick. He was the patron Saint of Ireland.

What river is dyes the river green in celebration of St Patrick day?

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The Chicago River and San Antonio River are dyed green every St. Patrick's Day.

Why are the Irish considered lucky?

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Actually, as the Irish became more and more politically active, and as their contributions to to the U.S. grew, it was a way to pass off all of their major accomplishments as "the luck of the Irish" instead of giving them due credit. It was a derogatory term, essentially.

one reasons why the Irish are considered lucky is because they are always happy and making up stories about the luck they have had. none of the luck they have is true, because i am Irish and have never been lucky as they say. parents told children stories that had been past down, about pots of gold at the other side of the rainbow and such, but none is found to be true.

Do you like Ireland and why?

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yeah, but it's a little cold for me

what did you like about it? where did you stay in ireland? where are you from?

If you like scenery, greenery, shops, the feel of irishness, lovely people then Ireland is a great place.

How long does the St Patrick's Day festival last in Dublin Ireland?

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no more than a day or two (or three or four, at most)

When does Dublin celebrate St. Patrick's Day?

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17th March is always St Patrick's Day - no matter what day it lands on in the week, that's the day the parade will be held!