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St Patricks festival kicks off from the 11th March to the 17th March every year.
St Patrick is the parton saint of Ireland. Although born in England he was kidnapped and taken to Ireland as a slave. He escaped and joined the religious order. Became a bishop and was sent back to Ireland in ad 432. He converted thousands including the High King of Tara he did not drive snakes from Ireland because we never had any. He made the shamrock a symbol of Ireland by using its shape to explain the oneness of the Trinity of Father, son and holy ghost. The Harp is the national symbol of Ireland which not many people know. The parade in the Saints honour gets bigger and better every year. Thousands of people come out to cheer on the participants from all over the world. I am sure you have heard the drowning of the shamrock which really means drinking for that whole weekend. Its only in the last few years that the parade has got bigger, with a whole weekend devoted to music, exhibitions shows and street and theatre performances, fire work display along the liffey are now a very big tourist attraction with performers from all over the world, African, South American and Europeans joining in the parade.
May the Irish hills caress you.
May her lakes and rivers bless you.
May the luck of the Irish enfold you.
May the blessings of Saint Patrick behold you
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