St Patrick’s Day 2021 is on the 17th of March. This special day is quite a large celebration in parts of the world including in Ireland, where he is the Patron Saint, and in parts of the USA. Like so many celebrations and festivals, it started as a religious event but soon acquired a whole set of cultural traditions that accompany it, especially in Ireland and in the USA
KidsConnect offer a 43 page Facts and Worksheets download, if you are a member you can edit it, if not you get a pdf.
“This is a fantastic bundle which includes everything you need to know about Saint Patrick’s Day across 43 in-depth pages. These are ready-to-use Saint Patrick’s Day worksheets that are perfect for teaching students about the Saint Patrick’s Day which is a cultural and religious celebration that happens annually on 17 March to mark the death date of the most commonly-recognised patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick. It is also a public holiday in the Republic of Ireland, Newfoundland, and Labrador and Montserrat. The color green, pots of gold, shamrock, and leprechaun are often associated with the celebration.” (KidsKonnect)
There is also a substantial fact file about St Patrick’s life on their website. Saint Patrick’s Day Facts & Worksheets: https://kidskonnect.com – KidsKonnect, February 24, 2021
History.com has some great photographs of the festival, along with the history of how the Irish Patron Saint’s special day came to be such a big celebration in the States. This reading is more suited to older children.
St Patrick’s Day 2021 may be a much more subdued affair than usual due to the pandemic but do look out for parades in the USA etc. on the news.
The National Geographic has gathered some images portraying St Patrick and has also added notes about his story to a 2 minute YouTube video (below):