St. Patrick Day is celebrated on March 17th every year to remember the St. Patrick’s. He was a patron saint, who ministered Christianity in Ireland during the fifth century. It is a traditional, cultural celebration of Irish people. It is a public holiday in the Republic of Ireland Northern Ireland, the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador(for government employees), and the British Overseas Territory of Montserrat.
Not only Irish communities many in other regions it is also celebrated. On this day people wear green clothing and even the food and drinks added with green color. In Ireland, it is custom to drink Irish Whiskey, Beer or Cider. At the end of the celebration, a Shamrock is put on the bottom of the cup and filled with alcohol and taken as a toast to St. Patrick. Shamrock is the leaf of the clover plant and a symbol of the Holy Trinity. In parades, you can see the people wearing green clothes and even wearing the flag of Ireland.
People on this day organize parades, rallies to celebrate St. Patrick Day and even go with their bands, street theatre, and pageant companies they prepare for the event with their artistic interpretations of the 2019 theme. People will perform with their creation and light up the street of Dublin and make an exciting vibe all around.
Irish and different other bands will give their musical performances which will echo through the streets of the capital. It is a special occasion for Ireland and it will be an unforgettable atmosphere that cannot be missed. There will be an exciting feeling all around.
- You can book your grandstands in St. Patrick Day official site. They offering covered grandstands with tier seating to give different views of the festival parade.
- Grandstands are located at Parnell Square, Westmoreland Street, Christchurch, and St. Patrick Cathedral.
- They also providing Lunch hospitality packages to give you an amazing experience. You have to join grandstands on Westmoreland Street which offers a wonderful view of the Festival Parade.
Aim Of St. Patrick’s Festival
Its aim to develop a major annual international festival around the national holidays so that the Irish people would stand proud and show the talents and achievements of Irish people on different stages. On this festival, people with any age and social background show their skill. The aim is to harness the creative ideas, energy, and enthusiasm of the Irish people.
Why was St. Patrick’s Festival Started?
- To create a national festival that ranks amongst all of the greatest celebrations in the world.
- To create energy and excitement throughout Ireland through creativity, innovation, and grassroots and marketing activity.
- To provide opportunities and motivation for the people who are not Irish, but wants to join the fest.
- To project the image of Ireland as a creative, professional and sophisticated country.
Different events in the St. Patrick Festival
- Fringe Events- During the festival time, citywide venues and spaces will host events in which different artists, collectives, and performers will perform. There are lots of events in which you can interact which you can check on their official site.
- International events-St. Patrick’s day is a platform to promote trade, tourism, inward investment, and culture abroad in order to increase economic growth.