Mousey Monday – St. Patrick’s Day















Happy Mousey Monday from Mousey and the Discovery Education Support team to you, our Cache and Cookies reader! Saint Patrick’s Day, also known as the Feast of Saint Patrick, is a holiday celebrated on March 17, which was this past Sunday.


Saint Patrick’s Day began as an observance by the Catholic Church in the seventeenth century. For Christians, the day commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland. As time has passed, the holiday has become more of a celebration of the Irish culture. Discovery Education streaming has a video segment called The Origins of St. Patrick’s Day. The video segment lets your students know who Saint Patrick was, and how different families prepare for the holiday.

The shamrock is often associated with Saint Patrick’s Day because Saint Patrick often used it to explain the Christian doctrine of the Trinity to the Irish people. The color green is also associated with the holiday, but originally it was actually blue that was associated with the holiday. Other stories and facts can be found in the Discovery Education St. Patrick’s Day Content Collection about the holiday.

Along with the teacher’s guides for all grade levels, the St. Patrick’s Day Content Collection has other video segments such as Holiday Facts and Fun: St Patrick’s Day and St. Patrick’s Day Symbols and Traditions for you to share with your students in the classroom.

The Discovery Education Support team and Mousey hope our Cache and Cookies readers had a happy and safe Saint Patrick’s Day this past Sunday! We hope you and your students can learn more about Saint Patrick’s Day through our various resources!  If you have any questions or comments please feel free to tweet us at @DESupportStars.


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