St Patrick's Day in London
Singing, dancing, a parade and a pint or two: the Irish have always known how to party...
Find your Irish roots for the weekend and join the paddy parade on Sunday Mar 16 2014. If anyone knows how to party, it's the Irish, and on St Patrick's Day they do it bigger and better than ever. Follow the St Paddy's Day Parade floats and marching band, which begins in Piccadilly at 2pm, then head to Trafalgar Square for a whole load o' craic at the annual festival. There'll be dancing, singing, Irish food, comedy and Gaelic-themed entertainment for the kids. Be sure to go green this March.
St Patrick's Day: what's the craic?
St Patrick's Day (Monday March 17) is a day dedicated to the Patron Saint of Ireland. Along with the religious aspects of the Saint's day, the festival is traditionally celebrated with 'wearing of the green' and shamrocks. The biggest of the festivities take place in Ireland but St Patrick's Day is widely celebrated by Irish ex-pats around the world. London has marked the day with public celebrations since 2002 and these celebrations attract huge crowds of revellers.
Join in the St Paddy's Day 2014 festivities
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In 2014 London's St Patrick's Day celebrations take place on Sunday March 16 (which means, appropriately, that some of us may be looking pretty green the day after, Monday March 17, which when St Patrick's Day actually falls). You don’t see people making a thing of their English roots in the run up to St George’s Day, yet as the annual celebration of Ireland’s patron saint approaches, everyone seems to discover a bit of Irish ancestry. It’s no mystery really. The Irish have always known how to party and they’re inclined to extend a warm welcome to anyone willing to enter into the spirit.
Novices, experts and the quietly confident are all invited to celebrate in true Irish style. Callers will be on hand to guide you through the steps at this evening of St Patrick’s festivities.
Getting into the spirit of St Patrick's Day are Irish stand-ups Paddy Lennox, Kieran Lawless, Jarlath Regan, Derek Miles and Gavin Sorohan.
With £5 from each ticket donated to doing up the Irish Cultural Centre London this St Paddy's day celebration will feature traditional Irish music, DJs, dancing and a complimentary drink on arrival. The boat will remain moored so partygoers can come and go as they please.
Time Out's sensational silent discos atop the Shard are back this March and are set to host one helluva' party this St Patrick's Day. Get in the party spirit true Paddy-style with great DJs, great dancing and, lest we forget, great views. Pick your channel and choose your side as three will DJs battle it out over separate wireless channels, playing the best in pop, rock and party classics, while you dance the night away at 1,000ft.
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