Saint Patrick’s Day

Saint Patrick's Day
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La fête de la Saint-Patrick

Ireland’s national holiday is the feast day of Saint Patrick and is celebrated by Irish people all over the world. Saint Patrick’s Day is observed in more countries than any other national holiday, and is a multi-day festival in Ireland itself.

Learn some French vocabulary related to this joyful celebration of Irish culture.

March mars
March 17 le 17 mars
winter l’hiver
spring le printemps
the Emerald Isle l’île d’Émeraude
Ireland l’Irlande
Irish man
Irish woman
 un Irlandais
une Irlandaise
Irish irlandais(e)
Gaelic gaélique
Beerbeer la bière 
Blarney Stone la Pierre de Blarney
la Pierre de l’éloquence
cabbage le chou 
Celtic cross la croix celtique
la croix nimbée
 Christian chrétien 
 clover un trèfle 
 druid un druide 
 Father, Son, and Holy Spirit Père, Fils et Saint EspritIrish flag
 flag le drapeau
 four-leaf clover un trèfle à quatre feuilles
 good luck le bonheur
 green vert 
 harp une harpe 
 legend une légende 
 leprechaun un lutin 
 orange orange 
 pagan païen 
 parade un défilé 
Pot of gold at the end of the rainbowpotato la pomme de terre 
pot of gold un chaudron rempli d’or 
rainbow un arc-en-ciel 
saint un saint 
sermon un sermon 
 shamrock un trèfle 
 shillelagh le gourdin irlandais 
 snake un serpent 
 Trinity la Trinité 
 white blanc 
 to bring good luck porter le bonheur
 to celebrate célébrer
 to chase away chasser
 to kiss embrasser
 to pinch pincer


 Saint Patrick’s Day Quizzes

Think you’ve got it? Test yourself on some Saint Patrick’s Day French vocab with this fill-in-the-blank exercise: Ma Saint-Patrick

Also test yourself on telling time in this holiday-themed exercise: Une Saint-Patrick de folie !

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French Saint Patrick's Day vocabulary

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