Written by Miranda González
In the United States, March 17th is often celebrated by drinking green beer and pinching anyone who’s forgotten to wear something green. It’s called St. Patrick’s Day, and it began as a solemn religious holiday in Ireland. When Irish immigrants came to the United States, the day began to take on a more secular tone. Today, St. Patrick’s Day is widely celebrated as a day of Irish pride.
When the English took political control of Ireland in the 1600s, the English language also took over. Centuries later, there are still Irish speakers in Ireland, but English is by far the majority language. However, because the two languages have coexisted in the same place for such a long… read more