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St. Patrick's Day

March 17th 2011

Saint Patrick's Day or simply Paddy's Day, is an annual feast day which celebrates Saint Patrick the most commonly recognised of the patron saints of Ireland. And this days is celebrated in Irish way. The main attributes of the celebration are: dress-code "wearing of the green", Irish music and songs, food and undoubtedly - drinks. If you cannot come to Ireland, do not worry, as the festival is taking place in most of the countries all over the world: Argentina, Canada, England, New Zealand and USA. Just step into Irish pub or visit Irish Associations.

Saint Patrick's Day is generally celebrated on 17th of March. It is believed that this date is the day that St. Patrick died. While in most of the countries with Irish communities it is a day full of fun, in Ireland it is also a religious celebration and public holiday. Many Irish attend mass, before the serious celebrating begins. Many parades, festivals, concerts and traditional games are held to celebrate Saint Patrick's Day.

Why everyone has to be dressed in green? According to legend, St. Patrick used a greenshamrock, a three-leaved plant, to explain the Holy Trinity to the pagan Irish people. So, here it goes, celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2010, St. Patrick’s Festival brings the nation alive in Dublin. Taking place between 12th and 17th of March, 2010, the events will be shaking the capital of Ireland. You can found everything from the comedy festivals and funfairs to traditional parades.

Six lively days and nights of free celebrations and entertainment. Enjoy the nightlife of Dublin and the non-stop cultural and social life. It is all about being in the dynamic capital of Ireland and its all about being there on a special day. Meet Saint Patrick in Dublin!

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