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Last Updated: Tuesday March 01 2005 13:05 GMT

St Patrick: Ireland

A boy celebrates St Patrick's Day
Ireland celebrates St Patrick's day on 17 March.

Irish people across the world take part in parades, wear green clothes and some even dye rivers green!

The shamrock is the symbol of St Patrick's day because it is said St Patrick used it in his teaching.



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