Time to Celebrate: St Patrick's Day

With St Patrick's Day celebrations already starting worldwide, how will you be celebrating this vibrant and amazing holiday? Saint Patrick is the patron saint and national apostle of Ireland and the 17th March was supposedly his death day. With the...

With St Patrick's Day celebrations already starting worldwide, how will you be celebrating this vibrant and amazing holiday?

Saint Patrick is the patron saint and national apostle of Ireland and the 17th March was supposedly his death day. With the exception of restaurants and pubs, all businesses in Ireland close on the day.

The biggest festivities take place all over the U.S and of course Ireland, but part of Europe including the U.K are also joining in with big things planned for this weekend, reaching across towards the Far East and Australia. Typical events include everything Irish: from drinking Guinness at pubs, to eating Irish food and dancing to Irish music, theatre, comedy, film and everything performance. The celebrations could take place for days, which one do you think deserves the most vote?

St Patrick's Day Parade Dublin 2013

St Patrick's Festival are inviting up to 8,000 from around to world to march the Dublin Parade on the 17th March! Celebrations start on the 14th with a walking tour following the Footsteps of St Patrick and Greening The City, the part where some of the city goes Green!

2013 Sydney Saint Patrick's Day Parade

Celebrations have taken place in Australia on the 17th March since 1810 and said to be the second largest in the world after New York. The parade takes place at noon with family festivities continuing for the rest of the day, a chance for Australians to recognize and celebrate their Irish roots.

251st New York City St Patrick's Day Parade

Come to New York on Saturday 16 March 2013 for the oldest, largest and best St Patrick's Day celebrations in the world, a tradition that started on 17 March 1762! The city's bagels and beers will become green on the day, where all New Yorkers and visitors become Irish! Fifth Avenue and 44th Street, Manhattan is where you need to be!

The Mayor's St Patrick's Day Parade & Festival

17 March 2013 is set to be London's busiest celebrations of the year with over 100,000 attendees to be expected, the parade starts at Green Park and runs all the way to Trafalgar Square.

Edinburgh St Patrick's Day Festival

17 March 2013 in Edinburgh begins the 5 day celebration of everything Irish: food, dance, movies, poetry and much more!

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