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Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Here are some fun St. Patrick's Day facts for you and your kids:
- St. Patrick's Day is a national holiday in Ireland, and is celebrated around the world to honor the patron saint in Ireland, St. Patrick. Legend says that St. Patrick drove away all the snakes from Ireland. There are no snakes in Ireland today!
- On St. Patrick's Day in Ireland, people traditionally wear a small bunch of shamrocks on their jackets or caps.
- Legend says that each leaf of the clover on a shamrock means something: the first is for hope, the second for faith, the third for love and the fourth for luck.
- Irish fairies have been said to put a pot of gold at the end of each rainbow with leprechauns guarding it!
- You'll typically see a rainbow when the sun is behind you and rain is in front of you. Rainbows form when the sunlight behind you hits the raindrops in front of you at a certain angle. The different colors that make up the sunlight separate and form a rainbow. When you see sunlight normally, it looks white, but is actually made up of the spectrum of all colors including red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet!
Here is a fun leprechaun hat craft that my kids put together for St. Patty's day.
How cute is the rainbow themed straw ladder! J