Almost Half-a-Million People Do This On St. Paddy’s Day!

     In Dublin, Ireland, Saint Patrick’s Day is a gargantuan event. So astronomical, it takes up multiple days. The Saint Patrick’s Festival lasts from March 17-20. Most of its events are free to the public.

     According to www.stpatricksfestival.ie, the first day is the biggest parade on St. Paddy’s day. Marching bands from America, the U.K., Brittany, and Ireland all participate in the “ Festival Parade ”. Some lucky marching bands receive an award in one of the different categories: Best Overall, Sectional Award Youth Band, Sectional Award Adult Band, among others. The parade also features magnificent floats. Although there are no awards for floats, they are still an intriguing part of the “ Festival Parade ”.

     “ The Festival’s Big Day Out ” is awe-inspiring. The 5-K, a street carnival, live musical performances, historical walks and museums, comedy acts, and magic. All this is going on at the same time, in the same city.

     Of course, you can drink tons of different types of alcohol and listen to a lot of traditional and non-traditional Irish music played by local bands. These activities are available each day of the Saint Patrick’s Festival.

 

References:

  • Hostelworld.com – Celebrating St Patrick’s Day Around The World

http://www.hostelworld.com/blog/celebrating-st-patricks-day-around-the-world/

  • Stpatricksfestival.ie

http://www.stpatricksfestival.ie/

http://www.stpatricksfestival.ie/events/event/big_day_out

http://www.stpatricksfestival.ie/parade

http://www.stpatricksfestival.ie/siteDocs/St-Patricks-Festival-2016_zCard_v7.pdf

http://www.stpatricksfestival.ie/events

  • New.nationalgeographic.com – Did St. Patrick Really Drive Snakes Out of Ireland?

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/03/140315-saint-patricks-day-2014-snakes-ireland-nation/

  • Usatoday.com – 7 St. Patrick’s Day traditions explained

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2016/03/17/st-patricks-day-traditions-green-holiday/81868808/

 

Published by Random Writer on December 18, 2016, at 12:40 pm

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