Saint Patrick’s Day

Giorno di San Patrizio
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Giorno di San Patrizio

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 Italian vocabulary related to this joyful celebration of Irish culture.

March   marzo
March 17   17 marzo
winter   inverno
spring   primavera
the Emerald Isle   l’isola di smeraldo
Ireland   Irlanda
Irish person   un.a irlandese
Irish (adj)   irlandese
Gaelic   gaelico
     
Beer beer   la birra  
Blarney Stone   la Pietra di Blarney  
cabbage   cavolo  
Celtic cross   croce celtica  
  Christian   cristiano  
  clover   trifoglio  
  druid   druido  
  Father, Son, and Holy Spirit   Padre, Figlio e Spirito Santo Irish flag
  flag   bandiera
  four-leaf clover   quadrifoglio
  good luck   buona fortuna
  green   verde  
  harp   arpa  
  legend   leggenda  
  leprechaun   leprecauno  
  orange   arancione  
  pagan   pagano  
  parade   parata  
Pot of gold at the end of the rainbow potato   patata  
pot of gold   pentola d’oro  
rainbow   arcobaleno  
saint   santo  
sermon   sermone  
  shamrock   trifoglio  
  shillelagh   bastone  
  snake   serpente  
  Trinity   Trinità  
  white   bianco  
        Snake
  to bring good luck   portare fortuna
  to celebrate   festeggiare
  to chase away   scacciare
  to kiss   baciare
  to pinch   pizzicare

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Italian vocabulary for Saint Patrick's Day