Don a green hat and celebrate all things Irish for St Patrick’s Day. Take a short flight to the Emerald Isle to party in historic cities like Dublin and Cork, or head over the pond to celebrate on the streets of America.
Perhaps the most popular choice for St Patrick’s Day celebrations, Dublin sees a dazzling parade take over the city. Revelers dressed in leprechaun hats and shamrock-shaped glasses enjoy marching bands and colourful street entertainers as they head down Parnell Square at noon, ending at St Patrick’s Cathedral.
If you’d prefer warmer climbs, head to Alicante, where the Cabo Roig parade invites revelers to celebrate St Patrick’s Day near the beach. Bars and restaurants offer traditional Irish food as the sound of patriotic tunes fills the air. You’ll also find face painting, bouncy castles and magicians for the young (and young at heart).
In the North of Ireland, the fun-filled St Patrick’s celebrations wind their way through Donegall Square North, Royal Avenue and Bridge Street, ending in the grand Custom House Square, where revelers can enjoy a free concert showcasing local musicians and dancers.