“Happy St. Patrick’s Day!” in Irish

In this video, we’re learning how to say “Happy St. Patrick’s Day!” in Irish.

How to say "Happy St. Patrick's Day!" in Irish

The phrase we use is “Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Duit!”. “Lá Fhéile Pádraig” means “St. Patrick’s Day”. “Sona” means “Happy” in English. When saying “to you”, we use either “duit” (singular) or “daoibh” (plural). If you’re speaking to more than one person, you change the phrase slightly, to “Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Daoibh!”.

An alternative phrase for March 17th is “Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig ort”. This means “St. Patrick’s Day blessings on you!” “Beannachtaí” means blessings, and “na Féile Pádraig” means “Patrick’s festival”. For more than one person, we say “Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig oraibh”.

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