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Festivals: St. Patrick's Day

Posted on Fri, Jan 11th, 2019

St Patrick’s Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick, is the day when Saint Patrick (c.AD 385-461), the foremost patron saint of Ireland, passed on. It is celebrated annually on 17th March in Dublin, Ireland. Over time, it has grown to a four- to five-day celebration. This festival was celebrated to develop a major annual festival around the national holiday which would make the Irish proud. It aims to showcase the talents and achievements of the Irish people, regardless of their age or social background. Moreover, it is a festival that spreads energy and excitement throughout Ireland via creativity and grassroots involvement. Lots of publicity and marketing activities are done to raise awareness and urge everyone to participate in the festival.

Celebrations of St. Patrick’s Day are filled with events like ‘Luckypalooza’, ‘Celtic festival’, parades, Irish dance and special foods among others. The Luckypalooza is a street party with outdoor food stalls, bars, DJs and live music. Visit the Celtic festival to enjoy the intriguing history, arts and traditions of the seven Celtic nations with two performing stages, heritage presentations and Celtic foods. The parades are a multiple day event. Catch the parades to celebrate the heritage and culture of the Irish. Interestingly, the St. Patrick’s Day parade was first held in Boston, rather than in Ireland. Another interesting part is the ‘Red beard run’. Simply put, it’s a 7 km walk around the lakes. Beards are encouraged but not compulsory.

St. Patrick’s Day is not just celebrated in Ireland, but throughout the world. Countries like USA, UK, Argentina, Norway, Turkey, Japan, Canada and Russia to name a few, celebrate this festival with vigor and excitement. The color of the celebration is green, which is represented in all the events of the celebration. Music and dance festivals, food stalls, whiskey tasting are some events that take place during the celebrations.

Some say that St. Patrick’s official color used to be blue. But the use of green began during 1978 during the Irish Rebellion, when the clover became a symbol of nationalism and wearing green lapels became a regular practice. Hence, green replaced blue as the official color. Clothes have to be worn accordingly. Men can wear all articles of their clothing in green. Green necktie, green socks, green shirt and even green cuff-links. Women too need to wear green. If you go for simple dressing, try a plaid green wrap blouse with blue denim to sync with the crowd. Or, a green loose-fitting tunic over leggings will also do the job beautifully. Green jeans, green flow skirt, or even a green midi dress is perfect for the occasion. Try to pair them with green pumps, stilettos or sneakers. For ensemble that suit this occasion, visits

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