Dig out any green clothing you have this weekend for the brilliant St Patrick’s Day celebrations. There are parades happening all around the world which are packed full of all things Irish including shamrocks, four leaf clovers, Guinness, Irish dancing and music, leprechauns and much, much more!
Whether you are Irish or not, St Patrick’s Day is always a brilliant celebration around the world where everyone joins together to celebrate the Feast of St Patrick, the most well known patron saint of Ireland. The holiday is celebrated on March the 17th each year, and it can be traced all the way back to the early 17th century and is observed by Christians as the arrival of Christianity in Ireland. It is also recognised by the Anglican Communion, the Catholic Church, the Eastern Orthodox Church and the Lutheran Church. Fast forward to the modern day and the holiday is generally seen as a celebration of all things Irish, and typically there are brilliant parades with an emphasis on dressing up in green and wearing shamrocks, with plenty of leprechauns (an Irish mythical creature), music, dancing, food, alcohol (in particular Guinness) and more.
This year is set to be another fantastic day all around the world, and wherever you are on the planet you can be sure that somewhere near you there will be some kind of fun to get involved with, so get your green items of clothing out of the wardrobe and prepare to have a fantastic day!
In the USA you will find parades in most States and large towns including California, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, Texas and many more, so keep an eye out for information on the route and what will be happening. There is a fantastic annual tradition on St Patrick’s Day in Chicago where they dye the entire Chicago River green in celebration, and this is a surreal and strange sight that you will definitely want to check out!
In England you will find official parades in London, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Kent, Birmingham and other cities. The London parade will be one of the biggest happening around the world, and this one starts at midday from Green Park and will go through to Trafalgar Square with floats, marching bands, Irish dancing and plenty of free entertainment.
Of course one of the best places to be for this great day is in Ireland itself, and there are parades happening all over Ireland so you will certainly be near one if you are in the country. The Dublin St Patrick’s parade promises to be something else and this parade will be showcasing everything that is great about Ireland, domestically and internationally, and there will be non-stop fun and entertainment at this event.
There are also parades happening in Canada, Scotland, Australia, New Zealand, China, Japan, Korea and many other places around the world. Find out where these parades will be happening and what to expect by checking out the St Patrick’s Day website where you will find out all you need to know and plenty more to get you in the spirit.
As well as all the parades you will also find that Irish pubs and most other pubs around will be getting in the spirit of things too with lots of promotions, events, competitions happening over the weekend. Many pubs will reward your Guinness drinking with a St Patrick’s day Guinness hat, which has become a yearly tradition. Whether it is down your local pub or if you are heading somewhere special you can be sure that there will be a brilliant atmosphere with a real love for everything Irish and it certainly puts everyone in a good mood.
So make sure that you get involved this St Patrick’s weekend and go and have some fun at this brilliant celebration which is happening all around the world. Whether you are checking out one of the many parades or if you are simply sitting in your local, there are plenty of ways to get involved and lots of fun to be had. Get in the spirit by embracing everything Irish and expect to see lots of green clothing, Guinness hats, leprechaun outfits, Irish dancing along with fun Irish music, shamrocks, four leaf clovers and other amazing sights.
This day is widely accepted as being the greatest celebration of a nation in the world and is excellent in its promotion and advertising of the great nation of Ireland. One of the reasons it is such a great day is that everyone around the world puts in a big effort to get out and have some fun and celebrate. Don’t miss out this year, get involved!