St Patrick’s Festival
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St Patrick’s Festival



When: 16th - 19th March 2017
Where: Dublin, Ireland

‘A little Irish tends to go a long, long way!’

St. Patrick’s Festival is a multi day celebration which takes place annually on and around March 17 in Dublin, Ireland to pay tribute to the patron saint – St Patrick. Started in November 1995, the significance of the festival is to reflect the talents and achievements of Irish people on a wide spectrum. It brings the people of Ireland together to showcase their assorted skills. Set out to create excitement and gusto throughout the nation, St Patrick’s Festival ranks amongst the greatest celebrations in the world.

Over the years now, St. Patrick’s Festival has become Ireland’s biggest annual celebration which seeks to make the national holiday a remarkable experience for all. Green is the color for this day, since it signifies life and the Irish spirit and everyone is encouraged to dress in green attire. In Dublin, this festival is a weeklong party, which encompasses the Irish culture of music and style, parades, family carnivals, concerts, skyfest – massive fireworks, street theatre and a lot more.

This fiesta of colors becomes a captivating carnival for the duration. Every place in Ireland holds its own celebration-big or small-so no matter where you are in the country, you will be treated to a delightful dose of Irish tradition and festive spirit! Everyone who is Irish or Irish at heart will surely enjoy this expressive celebration.

Hit the streets and join the parade!


Trivia

The main symbol for the event is the shamrock, a green herb with three leaves that St Patrick used to explain the Holy Trinity – The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit.


Travel Information

Dublin International Airport is about 12kms north from city centre, and is well serviced by buses and taxis. Dublin is well connected to UK with regular, scheduled ferry services operating through Dublin Port (centrally located) and Dun Laoghaire Harbor (7 miles south of city and 16 miles from Dublin Airport), which brings both foot passengers and vehicles.

Dun Laoghaire is serviced by the DART (Suburban Rail) and also regular Dublin Bus.




 
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