EL Civics for ESL Students

Saint Patrick's Day Lesson, Page 3

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Corned Beef and Cabbage with Potatoes

What do people eat on Saint Patrick's Day?

  • They eat corned beef, cabbage, and potatoes.

  • You can boil all these items together in a large pot.

  • Most people put mustard on their corned beef.


Saint Patrick's Day Parade in New York City, 2006

Are there parades on Saint Patrick's Day?

  • Yes, there are. This parade was in New York City in 2006.

  • The first celebration of Saint Patrick's Day in the United States was in Boston, Massachusetts in 1737.


Chicago River Dyed Green for Saint Patrick's Day

Why is the water in this river green?

  • The city of Chicago dyes the river green for Saint Patrick's Day.

  • Many Irish people live in Chicago.

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