“Saint Patrick’s Day is celebrated each year on March 17th. In Ireland, Saint Patrick’s Day is both a holy day and a national holiday. Saint Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland as he was the one who brought Christianity to the Irish.
Although it began in Ireland, Saint Patrick’s Day is celebrated in countries around the world. People with Irish heritage remind themselves of the beautiful green countryside of Ireland by wearing green and taking part in the festivities.
Saint Patrick’s Day is usually celebrated with a parade. The one in Dublin, Ireland is known to some as the Irish Mardi Gras. But the one in New York City is actually one of the biggest. It lasts for hours. Two Irish wolfhounds, the mascots of the New York National Guard infantry regiment the “Fighting 69th”, always lead the parade. More than one hundred bands and a hundred thousand marchers follow the wolfhounds in the parade.”
I have already experienced once the fun of St. Patrick’s day, not here, but in New York. So now I am really courious how it’s in Dubai.
There is a 3 day event going on between 15-17th March near Bonnington Jumeirah Lakes Towers at McGettigan’s Irish Pub. If you visit the place you most probably find good Irish music and a lot of people…(drinking Irish beer?!).
Expat Echo is actually suggesting a list of places which participate in this worldwide event and celebrate the day. You can visit places like:
Wear green, drink beer and have a Happy St. Patrick’s Day !