English grammar, vocabulary, and listening comprehension exercises

HOLIDAYS: St. Patrick's Day (March 17)

Choose the best response to complete each sentence.

1. St. Patrick's day is the (nation/national) holiday of the Irish people. It celebrates Saint Patrick, one of the patron saints of Ireland. It is an official holiday in the Republic of Ireland, and is (widely/great) celebrated in many other English-speaking countries.

2. This day is all about having fun. Many St. Patrick's day parties (corner/center) around everything green and/or Irish.

3. Many cities around the world have St. Patrick's Day (marching/parades). The biggest ones are in New York, Savannah (Georgia), and Dublin.

4. Part of the tradition is that one has to wear at least one green item of (clothing/cloth). In parts of the world, children who do not wear anything green are either pinched, or punched in the arm.

5. One very (reconnaissance/recognizable) symbol of St. Patrick's Day (mainly because it is a symbol of Ireland) is the "shamrock" - a three-leaf clover.

6. (Drinking/Taking) lots of alcohol has, in many places, become synonymous with St. Patrick's Day.

7. In Chicago, the river is actually (dyed/died) green every year for St. Patrick's Day.

8. Historically, Saint Patrick's Day was celebrated only as a religious holiday up (by/until) about 100 years ago, when it became a public holiday.

9. You don't have to be Irish to celebrate this holiday. In fact, it is (customary/custom) for non-Irish people to think of themselves as "Irish for a day" on St. Patrick's Day.


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