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
Beer beer   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 Esprit Irish 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 rainbow potato   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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