St. Patrick’s Day is a religious holiday celebrated around the world on March 17. It is named after St. Patrick, Ireland’s most renowned and famous patron saint. For hundreds of years, this feast has been celebrated around the world in many different ways, including festivals and street parades. There are great deals on cheap hotels in busy cities that actually come to town for these celebrations.

In Ireland, the whole country celebrates week-long festivals with something for everyone. In Dublin, there are street concerts with live music, a fair, face painting, clowns, a fireworks display, and the St. Patrick’s Day street parade. There are also some 4000 street performers who entertain the masses with street theatre and family carnival. A visit to a local Irish pub on St. Patrick’s Day is a must, where you can eat a delicious traditional Irish stew. Enjoy the typical folk music and friendly camaraderie that all the locals will celebrate. There are many budget and luxury hotels in the Dublin area to complete your stay. A popular attraction in Dublin is the Dolmio Big Day Out, where 150,000 people gather in Merrion Square for a big concert and fair.

During your stay in Dublin, you should visit the Guinness Factory, the number one tourist attraction. This historic site has become a national treasure for the Irish community. Arthur Guinness founded his St James’s Gate Brewery in 1759. Since then it has been the home of Guinness and is now the largest brewery in Stout in the world. At the brewery, guests can see the world’s largest pint glass, learn about the art of brewing and learn how to pour the perfect pint. You might even want to have a drink at the Gravity Bar and enjoy the panoramic view of Dublin.

The New York Parade is world-famous, not only because it is the largest St. Patrick’s Day parade in the world, but also because it is the oldest civil parade in the world, almost 250 years old. Each year, more than 150,000 protesters from firefighters, police, district associations, and marching bands take to the streets. The streets are filled with two million spectators, who follow the parade along Fifth Avenue. The five-hour procession begins at 11 a.m. on 44th Street and passes St. Patrick’s Cathedral on 50th Street, the American and Irish Historical Society on 83rd Street, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art on 86th Street.

Choosing a great Irish pub in New York is difficult because there are so many of them, but there are a few that stand out. Molly’s is a warm, traditional pub with sawdust on the floor and an open fireplace. Here you can get a reasonably priced pint of Guinness and a homemade Shepherd’s Pie. Doc Watson’s is another favorite on the Upper East Side. With a garden in the back of the house, guests can enjoy a drink outdoors in the summer. There is also a pool table and live traditional Irish music on Sunday nights. For those who want to learn more about the Irish way of life, there is the Irish Center of New York. Here you will find activities such as ceili dancing, Irish dance classes, Irish language classes, tin whistle classes, violin classes, and soon also classes in Irish mythology and visual arts for children.

Hi guys, HAPPY ST PATRICK DAY!!! If you are looking for a last-minute craft to do with your toddler or kids on St. Patrick’s Day, dye up some pasta to make rainbow necklaces and/or whip up some green(ish) Rice Krispy Treats!!! Forgive the horrendous lighting in this video…it’s been a mental week and my filming game was on at its best. Thanks for watching and hope you have a great weekend!!!

Here is the recipe for Rice Krispy Treats and another Youtube video that is killer for dying pasta!

Rice Krispy Treats:

Dying Pasta Video (credit where it’s due…hers are great!!):

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