St Patrick's Day in London

Singing, dancing, a parade and a pint or two: the Irish have always known how to party...

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If anyone knows how to party, it's the Irish, and on St Patrick's Day (Tuesday March 17 2015) 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.

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2 comments
Sean G
Sean G

You stated above "Follow the St Paddy's Day Parade floats and marching band, which begins in Piccadilly at 2pm". The parade started at 12pm, so I and many others missed it because you got it wrong. Thanks!