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piątek, 26 marca 2021

St.Patrick’s day

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  Well Known Saint Patrick's day, also called Lá fhéile Pádraig, which was celebrated a few days ago, precisely the 17th of March. But who is this figure well associated with Ireland? To give an answer to that question we need to go back in history, to the fifth century. Patrick was a missionary but also the founder of Christianism in Ireland. According to the legend, Patrick would explain the concept of the holy trinity to the Irish lords by the use of a shamrock, that’s why these little leaves are so important to Irish people. Declared as a public holiday since 1903, this day’s above all a festive and patriotic evenement which celebrates Ireland in all its facets.

3 words that can describe st. Patrick’s day: bear, music and dance. Every 17th of march, irish people take the opportunity to party, to sing, to dance, to drink (this article isn’t meant to encourage you to drink obviously hahaha) but it’s also a time to proclaim their irish belonging and also to prove how much they are “Proud to be Irish”. An exceptional moment that is celebrated all around the world but particularly in Ireland and in the U.S, where Chicago doesn’t hesitate to celebrate the day without dyeing the river in lively green. However, it’s also known in Canada to honour Ireland and its cultural heritage. Uncommon are those who stay at home, not in vain the programme of the party offers parades, concerts, sessions of traditional music on the streets, degustations of irish meals, pints of Guinness. You don’t have to be Irish to celebrate St.Patrick’s day, just go and don’t hesitate to join the party, the natives will be more than proud! People also tend to appear with green shades whether it be on face, hair or outfit. Some of them disguise themselves as a Leprechaun or simply St.Patrick. If you have a chance to celebrate in Dublin it is recommended to go to the area of Temple Bar and take part in the parade on O’Connell Street in Dublin which is one of the largest streets in Europe.

Irish meals exemples: the Irish Stew (a lamb or mutton and root vegetable stew) , the Colcannon (mashed potatoes with cabbage or kale), the famous “Oysters et Guinness” and Bangers and Mash which is a British meal.

The Guinness is a historical irish beer brewed since 1759 by the well known Arthur Guinness, a man rather inspired who started the brewing of the beer with an idea: conquer Ireland with new flavors. He kind of realised the idea because the quantity of the beer sold every day is huge. Furthermore, it’s exported all around the world. The beverage contains atypical ingredients like roast malt extract and roasted barley seeds and it belongs to the types of beers called the stouts.

What is this Leprechaun? I’m pretty sure you have already seen this diminutive creature of 90 cm. Leprechauns are usually bearded men, wearing a coat and hat, who partake in mischief. They have also in their possession a cauldron which contains gold.


poniedziałek, 1 lutego 2021

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 How the youth managed to cope in this difficult time of the pandemic?

We associate winter holidays with a time where we spend in midst of family and friends . Hitherto some of us were at the mountains, spending time skiing, snowboarding, or just admiring beautiful landscapes in winter.
Others used to spend time hanging out with friends anywhere and anytime they wanted, without any worriment. It was nice to meet in a cafeteria, go ice-skating, to get lunch together in a restaurant, go shopping, or do any sports activities. I will not give more examples anymore because I think that you are already upset.

So how young people foud the remedy for that situation? A lot of them confirmed interest in cookery. For this past month, they have been preparing meals for the family, they’ve been doing baked goods like pastries, cookies, bread, cheesecakes, pizzas, etc… there were some that also tried healthy recipes. The ones that have little siblings at home tried to organize activities with their parents for example movie marathons, charades, and scrabble evenings.The positive side is that last year, at least in our area there was no snow and we didn’t enjoy the wintertime entirely and that’s not the case this year. Some of us killed the time by reading books, listening to music, done some workouts, or exercises at home. Others spent time lazier by watching series on Netflix or by scrolling on social media reviewing the news. One of the frequent relevant themes was about the political situation in the U.S.A. or the decision of the government about if the students go back to school. I reckon that it was a period of massive complain about this whole difficult period.