MARCH 17TH : ST. PATRICK’S DAY 2017 | IN IRELAND AND ALL OVER THE WORLD

The Saint Patrick’s Day is an Irish national feast originally Christian and celebrated every 17th of March in memory of Saint Patrick, the patron saint.

Also celebrated in the USA, Saint Patrick is the patron saint of Boston and in Canada where the Montreal’s flag is marked with the famous Maple Leaf, Irish symbol.

Part of the National feast after the several pressures from the well-known Irish Franciscan Luca Wadding, during that day everything is stained of green starting from the waters of the lake Chicago; serenity and fun take place and everywhere the Maple Leaf is noticeable.

 

St. Patrick's Day 2017 | In Ireland and all over the world

 

They say that Saint Patrick was the one to explain the mystery of the Holy Trinity to Irish pre-Christians by the use of this plant with three leafs. Therefore, the green dresses on the 17th of March and the maple leaf became the symbol of the day.

Assaulted by thousands of people coming from everywhere, the feast of Saint Patrick is the most important festivity of Ireland.

Parties, concerts, celebrations and fireworks warm the island; but there are also parades, floats, brilliant clothes, music and beer, a lot of beer.

St. Patrick's Day 2017 | In Ireland and all over the world

Oh yes, the tradition wants the parties to be held in pub with a lot of drinks!
What is the most famous area of Dublin offering several pubs and nightlife? Temple Bar.

 

ORIGINES: ST. PATRICK’S DAY 2017 | IN IRELAND AND ALL OVER THE WORLD

 Country pride, symbol of the Irish emigration,
The Saint Patrick’s Day has an old and fascinated story.

Saint Patrick, catholic missionary during the fifth century, was born in Scotland around 387 a. C.

We don’t have further information about him but his works were so great that he became a national hero as well as patron saint. According to some historians, the 17th of March is the day of his death; it was near 461 a.C if we refer to some suppositions.

Nowadays linked to the Catholics, the feast of Saint Patrick reborn from the Irish Protestants emigrated in America. Later, Catholics joined the St. Patrick’s Day celebration.

Unbelievable but true, this feast didn’t start in Ireland but as we can see, the first meeting dedicated to Saint Patrick was held in Boston in 1737.

After the great famine that ravaged Ireland forcing millions of Irish to emigrate in America, the homesickness turned out into a nostalgia; that’s how St Patrick’s Day became a good occasion to stay together and celebrate the fatherland.

 

THE FIRST PARADE OF THE HISTORY: ST. PATRICK’S DAY 2017 | IN IRELAND AND ALL OVER THE WORLD

The first parade in the honour of Saint Patrick took place in New York in 1762: a group of Irish soldiers who were hanging out to celebrate the St. Patrick’s Day in a tavern quickly decided to walk behind their flag showing off the banners.

From that day, the ritual has been perpetuated. All the pleasure is for the habitants who remain amazed by the spectacle.

 

ST. PATRICK’S DAY 2017 | IN IRELAND

The feast has been instituted by the Irish governor in November 1995 and the first inauguration was on the 17th March 1996.

Since then, the festivities of Saint Patrick extended and increased their popularity up till becoming famous all over the world.

If in 1996, the party lasted only for one day; today it can go for four days on the rhythm of music, choreographies, concerts and parades.

 

 

VISIT DUBLIN: ST. PATRICK’S DAY 2017 IN IRELAND

Most awaited feast by all the people of the island, adults like children, San Patrick’s day is a huge occasion to be part of the Irish capital, deepen oneself inside the joyful and excited atmosphere, visiting a funny city, warm and full of happiness where habitants are kind and hospitable.

 

Dublin is not only to visit but also to live.
Just book a trip in direction of that land and give yourself to the Craig!
(Gaelic word meaning: fun with close friends)!

DUBLIN: TO SEE ABSOLUTELY – ST. PATRICK’S DAY 2017 

1) Take at least one cup of beer at the Temple Bar

Even if during festival time it doesn’t show the best of its faces (bottles and cans everywhere, drunken people, coarse choirs…), this area is the most visited by tourists.

Here, there is the major pub concentration of the capital; streets are vivified by spectacles, street artists, one man show, and amazing celebrations that keep all the visitors amazed.

An open sky theatre, don’t miss it!

 

2) Enjoy the panorama of Dublin from the Guinness Storehouse

Surely it’s the most visited place by all those who decide to beat with Ireland and its capital.

End up your day at the Gravity Bar in order to enjoy the city from the top with all the lights and the sunset.

Besides the astonishing view, here you will get to know every secret about the beer factory which will turn you trip in Ireland, entirely complete.

St. Patrick's Day 2017 | In Ireland and all over the world

 

3) Touch the Molly Malon décolleté

St. Patrick's Day 2017 | In Ireland and all over the world

 

It seems funny but the ritual is obliged.

Reach the statue of the most famous fishwife of the island at which the homonym Irish traditional music has been dedicated, and touch the flourishing décolleté!

Ah! Don’t forget to take a picture at its sides!

 

Have you developed the will to know more about the Irish culture? To participate to the Saint Patrick’s Day?

Just book and fly to Dublin for some days of fun and pure entertainment.

 

“The world is too big for you to remain in only one place all your life”

 

 

Martina Pieralli
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