Association pour le Rayonnement de l'Opéra de Paris (AROP) Palais Garnier 8, rue Scribe 75009 Paris Tél.: 01 58 18 35 35 Fax : 01 58 18 35 50 [email protected] Beffa Jean-Yves Kaced informations demandées lors de la création de votre compte sont nécessaires au bon traitement de vos demandes.The following 10 facts may help you to better enjoy this popular holiday. After spending most of his adult life converting the pagans of Ireland to Christianity, St. The harp was also used as a symbol of the Irish people during their long struggle for freedom. An estimated 34 million Americans have Irish ancestry.
At the age of 16, Patrick had the misfortune of being kidnapped by Irish raiders who took him away and sold him as a slave. Patrick used the shamrock to preach about the trinity. In reality, this probably did not occur, as there is no evidence that snakes have ever existed in Ireland, the climate being too cool for them to thrive. Since that time, and possibly before, blue has been a popular color to represent the country on flags, coats-of-arms, and even sports jerseys.
Adults see the day as an occasion to celebrate, sometimes with green beer and other assorted alcoholic beverages. King Henry VIII used the harp on coins as early as 1534.