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Wearin' of the Green



Wearin' of the Green

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     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 4 to 6
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   4.19

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     challenging words:    patron, year, religious, fact, believe, meant, since, tradition, whoever, official, culture, observe, also, even, national, explain
     content words:    Holy Trinity


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Wearin' of the Green
By Jody Williams
  

1     St. Patrick's Day is celebrated every year on March 17. It is a holiday that began in Ireland. In fact, it is a national holiday there. People in many other countries celebrate the day, but it is not an official holiday in other countries. The day celebrates the Irish culture. It began as a religious holiday. One tradition that many observe is wearing green. Some even believe that those who do not wear green on St. Patrick's Day will be pinched. St. Patrick's Day celebrates St. Patrick, one of the patron saints of Ireland. Blue was his color. Why green now and not .....
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