Saint Patrick’s Day is one of the most celebrated religious festivals worldwide, with hundreds of millions across the globe celebrating it each year. This pure Irish tradition, which started in Dublin, quickly conquered the world and many famous landmarks turn green on the day to commemorate Ireland’s patron saint every year. So, what will you do to mark this Irish festival on March 17? Here follow 25 hot destinations where you can celebrate Saint Patrick’s day this year.
One of the more unusual St Patrick’s Day events is a three-legged charity race held in Copenhagen. The race is sponsored by Carlsberg and local Irish pubs and raises huge amounts of money for worthy causes every year. This year even the Little Mermaid will be sporting a suitable outfit as she will be lit green for the day.
Toronto’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade is one of the largest in North America. One of the must-do main events is the Grand Marshal’s Ball where partygoers consume industrial quantities of oysters and smoked salmon.
Padova is an Italian city where many Italian-Irish eyes will be smiling for a full five days at the Festa Irlandese, which attracts over 25,000 people in what is the biggest St. Paddy’s Day celebration in Europe—outside the UK, that is.
According to the town’s official website, the 25th annual St. Patrick’s Day Ceili in Halifax is set for Saturday, March 14, 2015, at Canadian Martyrs Church Hall. The doors open at 6 p.m., with dinner service starting at 6:30 and everybody’s welcome to dine and celebrate.
Tralee is a small town in Ireland that celebrates St Patrick’s Day with an impressive parade with groups of dancers, football clubs, and pipe bands marching through the town.