Instead of heading to Dublin this year, visit a new destination for St. Patrick’s Day. On Sunday the 17 March, you don’t need to be dressed head to toe in an emerald green with a four-leaf clover to have the luck of the Irish behind you. Here are six places you should visit to take part in the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations.
- New York –Watch the largest St. Patrick’s Day Parade in the world or attend a lively gathering at an Irish pub. For the best atmosphere, visit McSorley’s Old Ale House, which opened its doors in 1854.
- Munich – Home to one of the biggest parades in Europe, Munich makes sure St. Patrick Day has a proper celebration, with fun events spanning over a three-day weekend.
- Montserrat – Known as the Emerald Island, this Caribbean paradise has Irish roots dating back to the 17th century and is a tropical way to enjoy the festivities. St. Patrick’s Day is considered a national holiday here and it runs for a whole week.
- Toyko – It may be a new tradition in Japan, but you’ll love watching the all-day parade and drinking Guinness, which is specially imported for the occasion.
- Brussels – People from the Irish community come together at Parc Cinquantenaire to play an array of Irish sports, such as Gaelic football. Want to do something more colourful and exciting? Get involved with the traditional parade that fills the streets of this beautiful city.
- Copenhagen – Did you know it’s tradition to drink at each Irish pub you pass in Copenhagen? You’ll also find three-legged races in each one. Plus, this fun event raises money for children’s charities while celebrating this Irish holiday.