THE GREAT IRELAND
Frederic and Jakobe
Flag and Geography
Different colors represent different levels of skill.
Wig styles and shoe indicate level also.
This is a famous group called Riverdance. They travel the world showing Irish dancing.
This is Irish money
Monuments/Visions of Ireland
Trinity College, Ireland's oldest university, was founded in 1592. More than 12,000 students including many international students, now go there
The Cliffs of Moher
Baileys Irish Cream Chocolate Chip Cheesecake
This is fried pancakes and bananas.
How did Halloween begin? The holiday traces back to the ancient Celtic festival known as Samhain. The ancient Celts from Britain and Ireland observed the start of the new year on November 1, All Souls Day. The day marked the end of summer and the harvest. Folks came to believe that on October 31, the worlds of the living and dead overlapped before the start of the new year. October 31 became All Hallows Eve, a time where the ghosts of the dead could return to destroy the harvest that was stored for winter. People set bonfires on hilltops to ward off the evil spirits before the start of the winter season.
St. Patrick's Day
St. Patrick’s Day (17 Mar.) is Ireland’s national holiday. St. Patrick is the nation’s patron saint. He is credited with introducing Christianity to the Irish. St. Patrick’s Day features street parades in every city. The largest is in Dublin. In honor of St. Patrick, the Irish wear shamrocks (St. Patrick used the shamrock to remind people of God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit) and organize big feasts. Of course, people outside Ireland celebrate St. Patrick’s Day as well.
- Breakfast. 2008. Photograph. Collection of CultureGrams. ProQuest, 2014. Web. 13 Nov 2014
Trinity College. 2006. Photograph. Collection of CultureGrams. ProQuest, 2014. Web. 13 Nov 2014.