Saint Patrick’s day explained!

Hello you all:

Next week we are celebrating Saint Patrick’s day, an Irish celebration that is becoming popular here as well.

With the following song, your kids will understand the origin of these great festivity. In addition, they will listen to the characteristic Irish accent!


“The story of St Patrick’s Day
Began so long ago
The lyrics in this song
Will tell you
All you need to know
The seventeenth of March
Is when this joyous holiday
Is celebrated happily
With colorful parades

Dee Lai Dee Dai Dee
Dai Dee Dai Dee
Lai Dee Dai Dee Dai

Patrick was only sixteen when
The pirates captured him
They sold him to slavery
And took him to Ireland

He kept the faith
And made his escape
When he was twenty-two
And made it back to Britain
‘Twas the only home he knew

Patrick had a vision
To return to Ireland
And vowed to teach Christianity
Until the bitter end
Legend says that Patrick used
The shamrock to explain
That the Father, Son and Holy Ghost
Are all and one the same

On this day the Irish dress
In many shades of green
And some are feeling lucky
With the leprechauns they’ve seen
It’s music and fun for everyone
We’ll party and we’ll play
Come one, come all
Come join along
On this St. Paddy’s Day!”