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Reading Comprehension - Saint Patrick's Day


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Saint Patrick's Day

Saint Patrick's Day Parade, Omagh - (64) - geograph.org.uk - 1208845Saint Patrick's Day or the Feast of Saint Patrick is widely celebrated by the Irish diaspora, especially in places such as Great Britain, Canada, the United States, Argentina, Australia, and New Zealand, among others. It is a cultural and religious holiday celebrated on 17 March. It commemorates Saint Patrick (c. AD 387–461), the most commonly recognised of the patron saints of Ireland, and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland. Saint Patrick's Day was made an official feast day in the early seventeenth century, and has gradually become a celebration of Irish culture in general.

The day is generally characterised by the attendance of church services, wearing of green attire, public parades and processions, and the lifting of Lenten restrictions on eating, and drinking alcohol, which is often proscribed during the rest of the season.

Today, St. Patrick's Day is probably the most widely celebrated saint's day in the world

Source: Wikipedia

Comprehension:

  1. Saint Patrick's Day is celebrated only in Ireland
    a. True
    b. False
  2. It is a new religious holiday
    a. True
    b. False
  3. The official color of the celebration is green
    a. True
    b. False
  4. People fast during Saint Patrick's Day
    a. True
    b. False

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