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National Holiday in Greece - 25 March

National Holiday in Greece - 25 March

The National holiday is celebrated annually in Greece on March 25, it commemorates the start of the War of Greek Independence in 1821. It coincides with the Greek Orthodox Church’s celebration...

Lá Fhéile Pádraig - Ireland's National Holiday - 17 March

Lá Fhéile Pádraig - Ireland's National Holiday - 17 March

Saint Patrick's Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick (Irish: Lá Fhéile Pádraig, "the Day of the Festival of Patrick"), is a cultural and religious celebration held on 17 March,...

The Anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution - 15 March

The Anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution - 15 March

The Hungarian Revolution of 1848–49 (Hungarian: 1848–49-es forradalom és szabadságharc, "1848–49 Revolution and War") was one of the many European revolutions of 1848 and closely linked to other revolutions of...

Christmas card 2019

Christmas card 2019

Congratulations to all our students who entered the Christmas Card competion! Well done to our winners: Maria Angeles, Dimitris, Marie and Lucia.

CES Christmas Concert,  13 December 2019

CES Christmas Concert, 13 December 2019

We like to invite you to our annual Christmas Concert on Friday, 13 December in St. Patrick's Hall. You will hear some festive songs in many European languages and the...

Parent-Teacher Meeting, Wednesday 20 November 2019

Parent-Teacher Meeting, Wednesday 20 November 2019

The CES would like to invite all our parents to our Parent-Teacher Meeting on Wednesday, 20 November in the CES section in St. Seachnall's NS. We are very much looking forward to seeing you...

Meath - The birthplace of Halloween

Meath - The birthplace of Halloween

Samhain, the ancient Celtic Festival that we now call Halloween, originated here in Co. Meath in the Boyne Valley more than 3,000 years ago. Samhain marks the end of the...

The Austrian National Day - 26 October

The Austrian National Day - 26 October

The Austrian National Day is celebrated on October 26 and relates to political developments after WW II. After the end of the War, Austria was occupied by the four Allied...

Czech National Holiday - 28 October

Czech National Holiday - 28 October

The 28th October is an unlikely date for Czechs to be celebrating their national holiday. After all, it commemorates the founding of a state that no longer exists. Czechoslovakia was...

Fiesta Nacional de España - 12 October

Fiesta Nacional de España - 12 October

Hispanic Day (Día de la Hispanidad) or the Fiesta Nacional de España the national day of Spain. It is held annually on October 12 and is a national holiday. It...

Lá Fhéile Pádraig - Ireland's National Holiday - 17 March

Saint Patrick's Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick (Irish: Lá Fhéile Pádraig, "the Day of the Festival of Patrick"), is a cultural and religious celebration held on 17 March, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick (c. AD 385–461), the foremost patron saint of Ireland.

Saint Patrick's Day was made an official Christian feast day in the early 17th century and is observed by the Catholic Church, the Anglican Communion (especially the Church of Ireland), the Eastern Orthodox Church, and Lutheran Church. The day commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland, and celebrates the heritage and culture of the Irish in general. Celebrations generally involve public parades and festivals, céilithe, and the wearing of green attire or shamrocks. Christians also attend church services and the Lenten restrictions on eating and drinking alcohol are lifted for the day.

Saint Patrick's Day is a public holiday in the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador, and the British Overseas Territory of Montserrat. It is also widely celebrated by the Irish diaspora around the world.

Wearing of the green

On St Patrick's Day it is customary to wear shamrocks and/or green clothing or accessories (the "wearing of the green"). St Patrick is said to have used the shamrock, a three-leaved plant, to explain the Holy Trinity to the pagan Irish.

In 1903, St Patrick's Day became an official public holiday in Ireland. This was thanks to the Bank Holiday (Ireland) Act 1903, an act of the United Kingdom Parliament introduced by Irish Member of Parliament James O'Mara

The first St Patrick's Day parade in Ireland was held in Waterford in 1903.

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