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Access Balti Students Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

March, 17 2016

Beyond doubt, the most exhilarating part of learning a new language is discovering a new culture. Studying English is even more enjoyable given that you can learn about the cultures of all the English-speaking nations. The Access students from Moldova are lucky to discover new cultures in a very interactive way, being involved in thematic celebrations, and sometimes even having the chance to interact with native speakers.

Thus, on the 16th of March, the Access students from Balti had another special lesson during which they discovered the roots and the traditions linked to St. Patrick's Day. It is a cultural and religious celebration held on March, 17 to commemorate the death of the foremost patron saint of Ireland. The Irish immigrants brought the holiday to the USA as well, so that nowadays it is celebrated greatly outside Ireland too. Celebrations include public parades and festivals, traditional Irish music sessions, and wearing of green attire.

Being aware of the fact that you can be pinched if you don't wear green or shamrocks, the symbol of the celebration, the Access students decided to respect this tradition, even though they were in Moldova.

During the lesson, the Access students discovered lots of interesting facts related to St. Patrick's Day, its history and the way Irish people all over the world celebrate it. Hence, they had a lot of fun learning, and this is one of the most efficient motivation tools.

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