If you want to witness Irish culture and its glory first hand, you simply cannot afford to miss the grand celebrations on Saint Patrick’s Day! Though celebrated worldwide, this Irish holiday is most joyously celebrated in the U.S. and the U.K. due to the high ratio of Irish population. With so many places hosting the celebration, CheapFareGuru advises you to drink green beer, play bagpipes, and shake shamrocks at these 5 places this Saint Patrick’s Day.
Known as the Irish capital of the world, there is no better place to witness Irish glory and culture in its full form than Dublin. Put on your green stuff and join the thousand others lost in the celebrations that last for more than a day. Enjoy the grand parade, witness the iconic buildings lit up in green, taste the food and brews at the Irish Craft Beer market, and last but not the least, learn dancing at the Festival Céilí. Dublin is full of musical and theatre artists performing great acts on the streets during this time. Also, don’t forget to watch the Irish University boat races on the river Liffey.
New York definitely knows how to put up a show; they go all out for St. Patrick’s Day in a green attire parading from 44th Street up 5th Avenue (past St. Patrick’s Cathedral) to 79th Street. The parade shows off great lineup of marching bands, bagpipers, Irish dancers, etc. The city is swarming with Irish pubs and one must visit these bars to experience the festivities with green beers served by patrons in shamrocks. The city also hosts several Irish band live music performances that will make your soul sing. You can also visit the Irish Art Center in Midtown to learn about the amazing Irish culture and history.
The city celebrates Irish heritage in a manner that will make you fall in love with it. No matter if you choose to witness the grand Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade or to enjoy a delicious Irish meal, this city is complete magic during this time. Watch the Dropkick Murphys at the House of Blues and take the guided walks of the Irish Heritage Trail. If you can make some time, go to the JFK Library to watch exuberant dancers exhibiting traditional and contemporary Irish dance styles.
The city boasts of the largest and the liveliest St. Patrick Day’s parades. Continuing the 50-year-old tradition, every year the Chicago River is dyed green and it reflects brilliant shades of emerald green. The Irish taverns are packed with people rejoicing in the exuberant celebrations. Visit the Irish American Heritage Center to watch the city’s biggest celebrations including traditional and contemporary Irish music, dance, food and drinks along with various activities for children.
The wild party capital of the U.S., New Orleans is your fun package for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. The city celebrates a whole week of madness by extending the holiday to include St. Joseph’s Day in the merriment. The parade begins at St. Mary’s Assumption Church and then follows up to the Irish Channel. The entire block is swarming with street performers with people dressed in green, while drinking green beer and devouring Irish food. Do visit Molly’s at the market to eat sensational Irish food.
Pack your bags, book your flight tickets and head to celebrate an awesome Saint Patrick’s Day!