Each year in the UK, and the world over, people are brought together to commemorate the Patron Saint of Ireland, St Patrick.
St Patrick’s Day is widely celebrated in the UK, with events happening at several pubs and venues across the capital. These celebrations are usually accompanied by a swathe of green clothing, shamrocks and several pints of the traditional Irish beverage; Guinness.
Some of the best viewing however, can be seen at the ‘St Patrick’s Day Parade’ which is starting off this year in Piccadilly (Finsbury Park tube station will take you directly to Piccadilly Circus) at 12 noon on the 17th of March.
The Parade proceeds from Piccadilly to the St Patrick’s Day Festival in Trafalgar Square until 6pm. The Parade involves floats, marching bands, street theatre and more, with all 32 nations that recognise St Patrick as a patron saint taking place, dressed in their traditional country colours. The Festival that follows includes displays of dance, music, comedy, films and a farmers’ market and is surely not to be missed!