Ireland (Republic of Ireland)

Languages: English, Irish

Currencies: EUR · Euro (€)

Capitol: Dublin

Continents: Europe

Borders: United Kingdom

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Area: 70,273km2

Population: 4,994,724

Traffic/driving side: left

Landlocked country: No

Independent country: Yes

United Nations member: Yes

IDD Prefix: +353

Timezones: UTC

Last updated on July 16, 2023

When is the Parade?

St Patrick’s Parade is the most famous Irish tradition in the world so You should visit her when you are in Ireland.

Firstly while visiting Ireland, founding yourself in the heart of St. Patrick Parade is definitely a must! Secondly: On St Partick`s Day lots of festivals in different parts of the world are organized to celebrate Irish culture.

March 17 remembers St. Patrick’s who was one of Ireland’s patron saints. It’s a bank holiday in Ireland, which has evolved into a celebration of Irish culture with parades. St. Patrick’s Parade starts at 12.01 p.m. usually from O’Connell Street located in center of Dublin. 

It is not just a major national holiday in Ireland, but a national day that is celebrated throughout the world. Because it’s a very joyous holiday that everyone looks forward to.

How it goes St Patrick’s Day?

Theatrical and dancing groups from across the country participate in the St. Patrick Parade. The most common St. Patrick’s Day symbol is a shamrock. Although at first drinking alcohol was forbiden during this day, it has transformed over time into a large scale carnival event. 

Everything is dyed with green colour in St Patrick’s Parade: food, drinks, people wearing green clothes with an Irish flag painted n their cheeks. The crowd is so big that is actually not possible to walk further between people. All the best spots are taken, hundreds of people are watching the parade from their windows and balconies. After the St. Patrick’s Parade parade people continue celebrating in local pubs where tons of beer are being drunk, green beer of course!

Below pictures are from 2017. Due to COVID-19 St. Patrick Parade was cancelled in Dublin in 2020. I hope that after the pandemic St. Patrick’s Parade will return and we will again be able to go and enjoy this holiday and its unique atmosphere. I will certainly go there more than once


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