dimanche 16 mars 2008


St. Patrick's Festival is Ireland's official celebration for Ireland's national holiday - St. Patrick's Day. Around the globe on the 17th March, Ireland is celebrated with parties and parades but the BIG party is in Ireland where they celebrate in style with five days and nights of fantastic celebratory events, most of which are free!

From March 13th to 17th 2008 there will be so much on offer - music, street theatre, family carnivals, comedy, street performances, dance, a treasure hunt, night spectacles .... culminating on Monday March 17th with the world famous St. Patrick's Day Parade. Over five days, 4000 performers and 1 million people will be celebrating Ireland. So whether you are Irish or just wish you were, Ireland is the place to be next March to enjoy Ireland's biggest party.
On Saint Patrick's Day, lots of people wear green costumes : green jeans, green jumpers, green boots, green hats, and green hair !
What can you eat ? You can eat green sandwiches, green cakes, and have green drinks ! And at McDonald's, guess what ? The hamburgers are green too !
Sometimes, the river Liffey, in Dublin is coloured green too !

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Anonyme a dit…

Just to post a comment in relation to St. Patrick's day, last night I was waiting for a friend at a metro station in the suburbs of Washington, DC, when I saw a large group of people all dressed in green wearing green beads and other paraphernalia coming out of the train. They had been in DC participating in the St. Patrick's festivities. Some of them were wearing green kilts and were making a lot of noise. On March 17th, everybody wears something green to celebrate St. Patrick's day.