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Saint Patrick’s Day 2015

Happy Saint Patrick's Day 2015

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day 2015

This year’s Saint Patrick’s festival will kick off on Saturday 14th of March up to the day itself on the 17th of March.

The Irish government established the festival of Saint Patrick’s in November 1995. Their aim was to be among the greatest Saint Patrick’s festivals that take place around the world. One of which that the ‘owners’ of St. Patrick’s Day (and the festival alike), the Irish people, could be proud.

Saint Patrick’s is the only national holiday that is celebrated in more countries than any other. It’s a day when everybody, no matter what background, wants to be Irish!

Why the festival was established

Patrick’s Day and festival was started to rank among all of the greatest celebrations in the world. Just as the Chinese New Year is celebrated the world over, so too is Patrick’s Day. The festival creates an excitement throughout Ireland and inspires innovation, creativity, grassroots involvement, and marketing activity for all businesses.

It helps involve, provide opportunity and motivation for all those who claim Irish descent, and those who sometimes wish they were Irish, to attend and join in the imaginative and expressive celebrations. The festival aims at projecting an accurate image of Ireland to the world, and one that is seen as a creative, professional and sophisticated country that can appeal to everyone.

Plan your Saint Patrick’s Day 2015 Festival with the numerous events taking place throughout Ireland. As usual, the Saint Patrick’s Day parade comes to life on the 17th of March.

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Secret of Santa Claus, Track Santa Claus on His Journey

The Secret of Santa Claus, track Santa Claus this Christmas

The Secret of Santa Claus • Track Santa Claus / STAR Translation Imaging

How to Track Santa Claus on Christmas Eve

Christmas is almost upon us! And our thoughts are immediately drawn to the man himself: Santa. But who is he? Where did he come from? And how does he work so quickly?

Santa Claus is known by many names to children throughout the world: Saint Nick, Saint Nicholas, Sinterklaas (in the Netherlands) and Father Christmas. But how much do you really know about him? Aside from his incredibly long and virtually ever-growing list of boys’ and girls’ names, Mr Claus never seems to age at all.

Where did he come from?

There’s no substantial information on Santa’s origin, but historians claim that he is approximately 16 centuries old and that he was once referred to as Saint Nicholas, a 4th century Christian priest in the Middle East. Saint Nicholas was well-known for bestowing gifts to the less fortunate: sprinkling them down chimneys and hiding treats in stockings.

Magical Santa

But how does Santa deliver so many presents to all the children around the world in one night? We have always wondered how on earth Santa manages this feat. The guys at NORAD, who track Santa’s path on Christmas Eve every year, have speculated that “he does not work within time as we know!” “His whole trip may appear to us as taking only 24 hours, but to Santa it may last days, weeks or even months in standard time!”

Mindboggling, right? This might explain how he appears to move so fast in one night. While he’s working away and delivering his gifts as normal, to us he is travelling at speeds we can hardly imagine. NORAD came to the only logical conclusion, “that Santa functions within a different time-space continuum than the rest of us.” Despite our best efforts to unravel the enigma of Santa Claus, only he knows! Perhaps that’s what makes us adore him even more.

You can track Santa’s path on the 24th of December using NORAD’s Santa Tracker.

From all the team at STAR Translation, we wish you and yours a Happy Christmas!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from STAR Translation

Merry Christmas and Happy new Year

We’ve translated the famous Christmas greetings into six popular European languages.

Joyeuses fêtes de fin d’année!

Frohe Weihnachten und ein gutes Neues Jahr!

Nollaig Shona Duit!

Buon Natale e Felice Anno Nuovo!

¡Feliz Navidad y Próspero Año Nuevo!

Wesołych Świąt i Szczęśliwego Nowego Roku!

If you want to greeting your friends and family in other languages, go to Say Merry Christmas in 20 languages

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Kerrykeel’s Saint Patrick’s Day Parade 2012

Saint Patrick’s Day Parade 2012

We were in Kerrykeel’s for St Patrick’s Day. Enjoy the video and photos of the parade.

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Happy Saint Patrick’s Day

Happy St Patrick’s Day from STAR Translation

This is our special video for Saint Paddy’s Day. Enjoy it and share it with all your friends around the world.

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