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St Patrick's Day in March - Mischievous Leprechauns & More

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Leprechaun

St Patrick’s Day is celebrated on 17th March each year. 

It is a day that is celebrated by Irish people but has caught on among all nationalities around the world - including in New Zealand and Australia.

Some adults may just take it as a day to party and/ or to wear a green hat or clothes and have little understanding of the significance. 

But it commemorates the life of Patrick, the second bishop of Ireland.

It can be a day to teach children about Saint Patrick and the amazing things he did in Ireland.

In the words of a ChildForum member "The real saint Patrick will amaze and delight you.".

Leprechauns are also known as bad fairies who bring bad fortune to those who invite them into their lives. We need to be aware of what is good to teach children.

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