Saint Patrick's Day Celebration | ESL Video

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Saint Patrick's Day Celebration


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Do you wear green on Saint Patrick's Day?

Discussion Questions

    • 1. Do you wear green on Saint Patrick's Day?
    • 2. Have you ever been pinched on Saint Patrick's Day
    • 3. Why do you think people wear green on Saint Patrick's Day? Why don't they were purple or orange?

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Play Video: Keynote (Google I/O '18)
1.) What do the people in Chicago do to the river on March 17th?
2.) What do they use to turn the water green in Chicago?
3.) Who is Saint Patrick?
4.) What is one tradition of Saint Patrick's Day celebrations?
5.) Where do the biggest celebrations of Saint Patrick's Day take place today?
6.) How many days long is the Saint Patrick's festival in Dublin?
7.) What activities are included in the Saint Patrick's festival in Dublin?
8.) Which country is NOT mentioned as celebrating Saint Patrick's Day?
9.) What is Saint Patrick known for?
10.) How do people celebrate Saint Patrick's Day in Chicago if someone is not wearing green?
[Music]

Every year,
on March 17th, the city of Chicago in the United States
does something unusual.
They change the color of the river
that runs through the city. They use
food coloring to turn the water
green. They use about 18
kilograms of this vegetable-based
dye for the water. They do this
to celebrate an Irish saint, Saint Patrick.

Many St. Patrick's Day celebrations
involve a lot of food
and drinks. Some of
the food and drinks are green, too.

Another tradition is to wear
green,
and if you do not, someone
may just pinch you.
But Chicago is only one place
that celebrates Saint Patrick.
People in cities and countries around
the world celebrate him. Saint Patrick
is the patron saint of Ireland.
He is known for his religious
work on that island.

In the 17 and 1800s,
large groups of Irish immigrants
moved to the United States.
This spread Saint Patrick's Day
celebrations to many communities there.
But the United States and Ireland
are not the only places that celebrate
this
holiday. People in Canada,
Australia, South Africa,
Argentina, Japan, and
Russia all celebrate St.
Patrick's Day. But the biggest
celebrations today are in Ireland.

Today in the city of Dublin,
about one million people take
part in Saint Patrick's Festival.
This celebration is five days long.
It includes parades,
music, dancing, outdoor plays,
fireworks, and more.
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Vocabulary
Listen again and complete the sentences below using words from the word bank.

Play Video: Keynote (Google I/O '18)
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city       religious       celebration       to turn       communities       pinch