Ireland is the place to spend St. Patrick’s Day, and the St. Patrick’s Day Festival is next week. The festival is during the week of March 17h in Dublin. The parade begins at Parnell Square, Dublin 1, beginning at 12 p.m. The theme for the 2016 St. Patrick’s Festival Parade is Imagine If. Marching marching bands and pageantry are all a part of this free parade.
Other activities include a treasure hunt on Saturday, March 19th and a comedy contest at the comedy lounge from March 17 to March 19 at 4 – B Eden Quay, Dublin 1. The fee is €25 and the doors open at 7 p.m. The comedians are courtesy of the Laughter Lounge. Also various buildings throughout Dublin will have a green appearance.
Who was the real St. Patrick? Learn more about the man behind the day here.