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By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: March 7, 2011

We all want smart and global children, right? Let’s start by making sure they understand the meanings behind the many special days that nations across the world choose to recognize.

Celebrated on March 17 of each year, Saint Patrick’s Day is a religious holiday named after one of the patron saints of Ireland, Saint Patrick (c. AD 387–461). Many of us look forward to feasting away this highly-spirited day in the holiday’s more secular form; however, not putting aside any shamrocks, green colored cookies, green clothing, or pots of gold—we know that these elements are symbolic and a lot of the fun—these two books will help give this festive day some historical back bone, in a child-friendly way.

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: March 3, 2010

From shamrocks to Leprechauns to fiddle music to the color green, these three books have St. Patrick’s Day (March, 17) covered. Oh, and in-case you’re wondering why people where shamrocks on St. Patrick’s Day, it’s because regular rocks are too heavy. *drum roll—ba-DUM-ching*