It was really interesting to read (1) ... you celebrate the last day of Carnival (Mardi Gras) in Italy. I'd love to come to see you at that time one year to enjoy it. I'd like to tell you (2) ... our national Irish holiday that we celebrate on the 17th of March, the traditional day of St Patrick's death.
It is celebrated in more countries than any (3) ... national festival. The Irish usually go to church in the morning and then take part in a parade. Drinking, dancing and music (4) ... also part of the festivities later in the day. You can see the colour green everywhere. People paint their faces green, wear green clothes and they even eat green food.
In Chicago, where people celebrate that day as (5) ..., they even dye the Chicago River bright green. The St. Patrick's Day parade in Dublin is now part of a five-day festival. Last year, more (6) ... 500,000 people attended the parade.