4 unavoidable activities for Saint Patrick day in London
Saint Patrick day is a Christian holiday celebrating St. Patrick, Saint of Ireland, on March 17th. St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated by Irish people around the world, expatriates or descendants of many emigrants, and its popularity now extends to the non-Irish who participate in the festivities. Indeed… We all want to be « Irish for a day»!
St. Patrick’s Day In London !
In London, there are many activities celebrating this day. In 2017, there is an official three-day celebration in London beginning on 17th March. At the peak of this kind of festival, there is the annual St Patrick’s Day Parade, which is more than famous! It takes place in Central London and Trafalgar Square Festival on 19th March.
St Patrick’s Film Festival London
From Friday 17th of March to Sunday 19th of March 2017 takes place the London St Patrick’s film Festival in London. The St Patrick’s Film Festival has a film programming of Irish-made features and animation, held in association with the Mayor of London. Irish Film London will be presenting the latest and greatest of Irish cinema to a London audience – and they’ve curated a fantastic lineup of short films, Irish features and animations for London St Patrick’s Festival.
London St Patrick’s Festival at Camden Market
The free festival of St. Patrick’s Day in Trafalgar Square is a tremendous opportunity to experience Irish culture: you can enjoy traditional music, dance, comedy and movies, and taste samples of Island products Of Emerald.
The festival takes place on the 18th of March in Camden Market. The whole place will turn green for the event. During the all day, there will be live Irish music everywhere as well as several activities. Anyone can join dancing and other entertainment. Irish folk and world music legends KILA will come to the Centre for a special show on St Patrick’s Day at the London Irish Centre. There will be an interactive children’s show at midday! You can follow this link for more information about the London St Patrick’s Festival at Camden Market.
Irish & Proud Pub Crawl
If you still have no plan for Friday night, you can still go to the “Irish & Proud Pub Crawl” in Camden. Guinness will be flowing and the party will go all night long in 3 of the best pubs around. It will start in the Fifty-Five Bar, 31 Jamestown Rd. Anyway, every bar of the city will be greener than ever that night for a crazy celebration!
St Patrick’s Day Parade
From Piccadilly to Trafalgar Square, the Parade is the peak of Saint Patrick celebration. It starts at noon on Friday March 17th. Everyone is welcome to join the parade through the heart of the capital city in a colorful march! Street art, costumes, music and spectacles will be a part of the big walking show !