Did you know that St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated in more countries around the world than any other holiday? It’s the one day of the year when everybody is Irish! Before you make your St. Patrick’s Day plans, check out which cities are doing it the best. Who knows, you may end up on the next flight to one of these amazing St. Patty’s destinations.
The obvious choice for the biggest, most authentic St. Patricks Day celebration in the world. The elaborate four day celebration consists of a major festival that showcases the talents and achievements of the Irish people.
The city hosts a large parade that gives representation to all 32 Irish countries. Experience Irish culture for free at the St. Patrick’s Day Festival in Trafalgar Square.
“The Paddy Factor” is a fun event where amuetur performers compete for a chance to take the main stage in the St. Patrick’s Day parade.
Toronto graciously allows many young Irish working visas. The city honors their Irish population and celebrates with a Club/Pub crawl and a large parade.
Dubai has a strong Irish community and their St.Patricks Day festivities last for four days in the Irish Village.
The city has held a St. Patrick’s Day Ball for the past 40 years where goers enjoy Irish dancing, drinking and food. Dubai is also home to the famous McGettigans Irish Pub.
Known as New England’s most Irish city, Boston offers an elaborate parade and houses more Irish pubs than any other city in the United States, which is why the holiday attracts more than 600,000 visitors each year.
Every St. Patty’s the Chicago River turns green! Many do not know that this is a private undertaking that becomes more expensive each year.
New York City
The St. Patrick’s Day parade is the most popular parade in New York City, ran entirely by volunteers who plan months in advance. Over 150,000 marchers participate each year in the big event.
No matter which city you end up in for St. Patty’s, we are sure that there will be plenty of Irish fun to go around. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!