St. Patrick Day Celebrations

Activities at St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations

On March 17, 2014 commemorated as St. Patrick’s Day. St. Patrick’s Day celebrations kicked off across the country.The following summary of news events on the feast of St. Patrick’s Day, which is dominated by the color green. Locally, you’ll see people wearing leprechaun hats or wear shamrocks and/or green clothing or accessories and drinking green beer all over town. St. Patrick’s Day might be the drinking-est holiday of the year, mainly because there aren’t any of the distractions that come with other holidays.

St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations

St. Patrick Day Celebrations

What is St. Patrick’s Day ?

Saint Patrick’s Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick, is a cultural and religious holiday celebrated annually on 17 March, the death date of the most commonly-recognised patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick. Celebrations generally involve public parades and festivals, céilithe, and the wearing of green attire or shamrocks. Saint Patrick’s Day is a public holiday in the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Newfoundland and Labrador and Montserrat. It is also widely celebrated by the Irish diaspora around the world; especially in Britain, Canada, the United States, Argentina, Australia and New Zealand.

St. Patrick’s Day in United States

Thanks to Irish immigrants in the United States and elsewhere, St. Patrick’s Day evolved from a religious holiday into a secular celebration of all things Irish. The first St. Patrick’s Day parade was held in New York City in the 1760s, by Irishmen serving there in the British military. Many parades are held to celebrate the St. Patrick’s Day. On March 17, 2014 the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade along Fifth Ave in Manhattan on March 17, 2014 in New York City. The longest-running public parades are:

  • Boston, Massachusetts
  • New York City, New York
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Morristown, New Jersey
  • New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Buffalo, New York
  • Savannah, Georgia
  • Carbondale, Pennsylvania
  • New Haven, Connecticut
  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • San Francisco
  • Atlanta
  • Scranton, Pennsylvania
  • Cleveland, Ohio
  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Kansas City, Missouri
  • Butte, Montana
  • Denver, Colorado
  • Rolla, Missouri
  • Detroit, Michigan
  • Pearl River, New York
  • Cincinnati, Ohio
  • St. Louis, Missouri
  • Norfolk, Virginia
  • Lexington, Kentucky
  • Peoria, Illinois
  • San Diego, California
  • Columbia, South Carolina
  • Alexandria, Virginia
  • New London, Wisconsin

St Patrick’s Day in South Korea

South Korea (The Irish Association of Korea) has celebrated Saint Patrick’s Day since 1976 in Seoul. The place of parade and festival has been moved from Itaewon and Daehangno to Cheonggyecheon. This year’s event was the 14th annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival held in Korea by the Irish Association of Korea. For native Koreans, St. Patrick’s Day Festival was an opportunity not just to socialize with expatriates and foreign tourists, but also a rare chance to experience Irish culture and traditions firsthand.

St Patrick’s Day in Russia

Since 1999, there is an annual international “Saint Patrick’s Day” festival in Moscow and other Russian cities. In Russia, people put the crisis in the Crimea behind them as thousands turned out for the celebration at Moscow’s Park Sokolniki. This year, Moscow Irish Week was celebrated from March 12 to 23, which includes St. Patrick’s Day on March 17. Over 70 events celebrating Irish culture in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Voronezh, and Volgograd were sponsored by the Irish Embassy, the Moscow City Government, and other organizations.

St Patrick’s Day in Ireland

St Patrick’s festivities spread across Ireland and the world today, with thousands of people attending parades – as well as famous landmarks going green and famous figures getting dressed up to honour the island of Ireland. The largest parade in the State began in Dublin from Parnell Square at 12pm on the route to St Patrick’s Cathedral.

That was just some of the Saint Patrick’s Day celebrations around the world. How the celebration of St. Patrick’s Day in your town, are your country also celebrate it?