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    Even though all these legends are just legends, they grew Saint Patrick's popularity. As I mentioned earlier people are celebrating Saint Patrick every year on 17th March. Over the years Saint Patrick's Day became the biggest national celebration in the world. This day has a big religious significance it celebrates the Christianity introduction in Ireland. One of the best ways to celebrate his memory but also Ireland itself is to wear that green plant named “the shamrock”. The shamrock became like

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    Saint Patrick’s Day is a story of history versus legend, according to randomhistory.com. Saint Patrick is known as the patron saint of Ireland because of his service across Ireland in the fifth century (theholidayspot.com). Without Saint Patrick’s background/childhood, Saint Patrick being a good bishop, or how Saint Patrick’s Day has come to be nothing would be known about him or Saint Patrick’s Day on March seventeenth. In reference to gpb.org and and history.com, Saint Patrick’s birth name was

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    History of St. Patrick's Day

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    With the main focus of St. Patrick’s Day being that is the celebration feast for the patron saint of Ireland, it was actually the immigrants from Ireland to North America–particularly Boston and New York–that first propagated the annual event. It was in 1737 that the first St. Patrick’s day parade was held in Boston, Massachusetts. Following Boston was New York City’s parade in 1762. From there many traditions were created, one being that Chicago has dyed its river green since 1962. This tradition

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    The Shamrock and all It Symbolizes in Ireland

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    A three leaf clover, also known as a shamrock, is an Irish symbol that was used by Saint Patrick to explain the concept of the Holy Trinity. Saint Patrick was a missionary and bishop in Ireland during the 5th century. Saint Patrick died on March 17th. This day is celebrated for his remembrance through the well-known holiday called St. Patrick’s Day. Shamrock is a name that refers to the Irish word “clover,” which many people mistake for the four leaf clover. The use and belief of the shamrock goes

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    Stereotypography

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    the Latin Wiman: I Just Met a Girl Named Maria” Patterns Across Cultures. Ed. Stuart Hirschberg and Terry Hirschberg. New York: Houghton Mifflin Co., 2009. 187-191. Print. McKinney, Luke. “8 Insulting Ways People Act 'Irish' on St. Patrick's Day.” Cracked.com. Demand Media, Inc., 13 Mar. 2012. Web. 14 Mar. 2012

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    and its willingness to let loose and have some fun with life. The third rule also shows one of the traditions of Savannah: "Observe the high holidays - Saint Patrick's Day and the day of the Georgia-Florida football game" (49). Nearly everyone in Savannah gets involved in both these holidays, adding their own twists to both. For Saint Patrick's Day, the drinking begins at 6 a.m. The women in South Georgia don't start wearing panty hose till after the big game. While Berendt doesn't let Joe's advice

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    My Daughter's Baby

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    close as we'd always been. Was she leaving me? Could I let her go? I wanted to hold on my lap just once more before she was all grown up. But my baby was going to have a baby! Until that moment, I had not realized my own active parenting days were through. In a single sentence, I'd been catapulted to the next stage in my life: I was the mother of adult children. Pregnancy and birth; these would now be my daughter's experiences. Would she have a healthy pregnancy? Would the baby be healthy

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    Saint Patrick Myths

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    More myth surrounds Saint Patrick than fact. Born in 387, his story has been enlarged and modified and lost throughout the years. For example, it is probably that Saint Patrick was not born Patrick–according to some sources, Patrick was born Maewyn Succat. Likewise, legend has it that Saint Patrick drove snakes out of Ireland, while in fact snakes were not inhabitants of Ireland at the time. He also was not always the stalwart Christian throughout his whole life: as a child and young teenager, he

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    promotion and so on(Palmar, 2012:420-461)). The sponsorship of English rugby premiership, the successful use of new technologies such as Facebook, You tube and other social media (Guinness.com, 2013), and the themed activities linking in St. Patricks Day (Matt, 2011) are some of the examples. One of the most successful and typical examples is the Guinness Storehouse from the year 2000(Guinness-storehouse.com, 2013), which is one of the top tourist destinations in Dublin, Ireland. In this essay, how

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    The United States of America has been considered as a place of hope, freedom and prosperity ever since its independence from the British Union to the present day. So is to say, that from its early settlements, this country became the dream of many foreigners in order to live a new life full of opportunities. Particularly, the famous Statue of Liberty inspired numerous newcomers to settle down in America due to its symbolism of freedom, welcoming immigrants from abroad. A group in particular had

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    a flowing rhyme scheme which makes the poem flow well with a nice rhythm when red aloud. The writer describes in first person narrative the beauty and joy of nature as he is wandering beside a shoreline in the lake district. “Miracle on St David's Day” by Gillian Clarke is inspired by “The Daffodils” and was written around 1980, it contrasts the “The Daffodils” in style because it is deliberately made to flow unsteadily and confuse the reader which reflects the nature of the mental patients Gillian

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    Scandinavia: Viking Paganism

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    Vikings were a Norse-speaking, seafaring people who lived from the 8th to 11th centuries, mainly in Scandinavia. They were expert sailors who, starting in late 700s, looted and burned civilizations along rivers and coasts of Europe and Asia. They traded, sailed and explored across the Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean, opening trade routes that connected Europe to the Mediterranean lands. During this time, some of the population settled in the kingdoms that they were exploring; namely England

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    brother; be he ne'er so vile, This day shall gentle his condition. And gentlemen in England now abed Shall think themselves accursed they were not here, And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks That fought with us upon Saint Crispin's day." These words, spoken by Henry V in Shakespeare's play of the same name, reflected the pride the English took in the memory of a glorious victory and, by connecting the Battle of Agincourt with a holy day, helped reinforce the popular belief

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    In the roaring twenties, the life of organized crimes was at its peak. What was the greatest mob hit ever pulled off in history? Well I'll tell you. It all happened on Valentines Day, the morning of February 14th, 1929. This incident was call, "The St. Valentines Day Massacre". The man behind this infamous crime was none other than, the infamous Al "Scarface" Capone. Al Capone was the all time greatest mobster of all time. The idea of organized crime fascinates me in so many ways. Capone was the

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    Mormonism Research Paper

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    It was 1820 when Mormonism was born. Joseph Smith, Jr. was a religion man who founded the Mormon Church. Born on December 23, 1805 to Joseph Smith, Sr. and Lucy Mack Smith who were poor and uneducated farmers. Many Americans persecuted Smith, Jr. but he was also accepted by many as well. Smith has been regarded as one of the most controversial men of our time because of his different way of teaching. Joseph Smith and his followers were driven out of numerous states because of the persecution they

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    Al Capone History Essay

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    fighting gangs led by mob bosses. The south territory was led by Al Capone, and his rival Bugs Moran ran northern Chicago. Capone always planned to run all of Chicago's gang territory at any cost (Kaczmarek 1). The gruesome event of the St. Valentine's Day Massacre showed how ruthless and cunning Capone was to achieve his goal. Exploiting the time period's high alcohol demand, Capone had the perfect foundation to hurt his enemy. Moran's headquarters were set in the garage of the SMC Cartage Company on

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    “It’s not where I’ve been, it’s where I am going!” “I don’t understand it! There was cancer... I can’t explain it?” These were the words that where delivered to Dwayne Cleveland, Stacy’s husband by a doctor in the city of Tifton, Georgia. Only the day before, Stacy had been given startling news that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer. “I was scared, I was worried, and I was frightened!” Stacy expressed to me as she sat in her small, southern kitchen, starring at the camera. Her brown hair

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    The popular author Chaim Potok struggled throughout his life with the sacred (Jewish religion and tradition) and the secular world. Potok suggested four possible responses for a person who faces confrontation with the sacred thought system and the secular thought system. First, the lockout response: a person escapes the conflict by erecting impenetrable barriers between the sacred and the secular and then remains in just one system. Second, compartmentalization: a person creates separate categories

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    Mormon Practices

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    organization.” (Oxtoby Segal 573) The most common attribute of different cults would be the leader that is a very powerful person to its followers. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, also known as Mormonism is a popular ‘new religion.’ Joseph Smith, Jr is the founder of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. When he was younger he allegedly had a vision of God and Jesus whe... ... middle of paper ... ...embership it was said that black students were discriminated against at Brigham

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    A Brief Biography of Joseph Smith

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    History books have called Joseph Smith an American religious leader who founded the modern day Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS). This religious institution is based on Smiths visions and the followers of the LDS church are called Mormon’s. His vision was for the restoration of the early Christian church and a new way of life to live by. While Smith visions and ethics have been controversial at times, millions still follow his teachings and the religious culture he started in 1830

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