Did you know that Ireland is the second-largest island of the British isles?
Politically, Ireland is divided between the Republic of Ireland an independent state, which covers five-sixths of the island and its largest city is Dublin, and Northen Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom, in the northeast of the island, and its largest city is Belfast.
The area of this country is of 84, 421km 2 and they share an open border.
Talking about economy, in Ireland they have two currencies, euro and pound sterling and they speak two main languages- Irish and English.
In Irish literature you may find famous names such as Jonathan Swift the author of Gulliver`s travels and also Oscar Wild who wrote The Picture of Dorian Gray.
In sports Gaelic football is the most popular sport there followed by hurling and rugby.
Saint Patrick is the World wide famous Patron saint of Ireland, his day is on 17 March, people celebrate the arrival of Christianity in Ireland and also, it is believed that this is the day of his death. It is a religious and cultural holiday, it involves public festivals and parades.
People wear green and also shamrock (a three-leaved plant), which is a young sprig of clover used a symbol of Ireland, St Patrick used it to explain the Holy trinity to the pagans.
When you toast to St Patrick you can swallow the shamrock with the drink or tossed over the shoulder for good luck. Some people attend services at churches, and also it is a tradition of alcohol consumption.
A Leprechaun is a type of fairy in Irish folklore. They are usually depicted as little
bearded men, wearing a coat and hat. They are solitary creatures who have a hidden pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. If captured by a human, they often grant three wishes in exchange for their freedom.
Let`s sing a very traditional song from Ireland called Molly Malone
Thank you so much for being here with me once more my pretty friends!!!
See you soon again!