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Origin of Saint Patrick's Day

Saint Patrick's Day is a cultural and religious celebration held on 17 March, corresponding to the date of Saint Patrick's death (385–461), the patron saint of Ireland.

Saint Patrick's Day was made an official Christian feast day in the 17th century. The day commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland. It celebrates the heritage and culture of the Irish people in general. Celebrations generally involve public parades and festivals, the wearing of green attire or shamrocks, eating and drinking alcohol all day long. Saint Patrick's Day is a public holiday in a lot of countries.

written by COZ Olivier, CLEMENT Quentin, CHEVALIER Gautier
Supervised by PF Bogue

Saint Patrick’s Day around the world

The tradition of Saint’s Patrick day was respected by celebrations all around the world. This year a lot of countries decided to use green to light up famous monuments. It was very impressive and beautiful to watch with enormous buildings all dolled up in green. The Statue of Liberty, Sydney’s Opera House and Le Moulin Rouge all participated in this event.

Written by Thibaut Vignais - Baptiste Chevrier - Hugo Bispo - Lucas Barillier
Supervised by PF Bogue

A twist on tradition

Taoiseach Enda Kenny presented US President Barack Obama with a St Patrick's Day gift with a difference.

A twist on tradition, this St Patrick’s Day Taoiseach Enda Kenny presented US President Barack Obama with a handmade book of a specially crafted collection of WB Yeats poems.

The Irish Nobel Laureate also had an influence on the annual gift of a Waterford Crystal bowl of shamrock as the crystal piece was engraved with lines from one of Yeats’ best-loved poems ‘He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven’.

The twist on the traditional gift coincides with the global celebrations marking the 150th anniversary of the poet’s birth.

Both US President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden each received the beautiful hand-printed, hand-bound book of Yeats’ poems, while Obama’s two teenage daughters Sasha and Malia each received two smaller books containing quotes from the life and works of the Irish Nobel poet reflecting Yeats’s links to his spiritual home of Sligo, the book was bound in green leather at Ox Bindery Press in Tubbercurry, Co Sligo.

Written by CHAMBERT Eva, PAGERIE Emilie, CHARPENTIER Elsa, BOUTEMY Romane
Supervised by PF Bogue

St. Patrick's Day in the United States

Saint Patrick's is one of the most celebrated days in the world. St. Patrick's Day is serious business in New York City. Even New Yorkers who haven't a drop of Irish blood in their pedigree wear Green, drink Guinness and Jameson like the Irish and get excited about the St. Patrick's Day Parade. Often regarded as the most popular parade in New York City, the St. Patrick's Day Parade is not to be missed. The first official St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York City was held in 1766 by Irish military men serving in the American colonies.

Written by Océane - Solène - Mathieu - Wally
Superviseur : PF Bogue

St Patrick's day in Ireland took place in Dublin on the 17th March. People danced, drunk beer, dressed in green, they attended parades, concerts and street theaters. The Dublin parade attracted thousands of people.Dubliners spent the day with friends around a beer or a whiskey, it's a friendly and warm moment.

Written by Paloma BARRAU - Clara BIDET - Elodie MICHALSKI - Margaux RABBY
Supervised by PF Bogue

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The legalisation of drugs in Ireland

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Ecstasy and other drugs were legalised on Tuesday in Ireland for 24 hours, just enough time to pass an emergency law to forbid it again.

Ketamin, methanfetamin and other drugs which have been forbidden since 1977 suddenly became legal after a confusion with the law.

To solve this issue, the government and the Parliament came together to adopt a new law.

But before becoming law, the text needed to be signed by the President of Ireland, Michael Higgins.

Written by Benjamin BRIAULT - Fiona BLANCHARD - Baptiste PERRY - Julien ROYAU
Supervised by PF Bogue

Ferguson affair :

On 9th Aout 2014, a Fedseral investigation was started after the death of Mickael Brown who was 18 years old, unarmed and killed by a policeman Darren Wilson in Fergusson.

In this city, the principal victims of the police are Black people. After this tragedy the police of Ferguson were accused of racism. The Police chief has resigned but the street protests haven't stopped. Barack Obama says '' The problem of rascism isn't just in Ferguson.''

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Written by BEAUFILS Eliott - MARTIN Simon - PETITEAU Mathilde - VION Candice - DEROUET Corentin
Supervised by PF Bogue
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