• Posted: Wednesday, February 6, 2013
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Cities you wouldn't expect to find St. Patrick's Day celebrations

Cities you wouldn't expect to find St. Patrick's Day celebrations

St. Patrick’s Day is synonymous with certain places - Ireland obviously is the first that comes to mind. Other places like New York, London, Boston and Sydney are all associated with the Irish national day too because of the huge Irish communities there. These are the places you see on TV on March 17th with everyone dressed in green and probably drinking much more Guinness than they’re used to (or able for)!

 

However there are other places around the world that celebrate St. Patrick’s Day that you don’t see on the TV, and in most cases you really wouldn't expect to find Paddy’s Day celebrations there!

 

We’ve found some of these unexpected destinations for St. Patrick’s Day, let’s start close to Ireland...

 

Birmingham, England

Cities you wouldn't expect to find St. Patrick's Day celebrationsYou might have expected Britain’s biggest St. Patricks Day parade to happen in London but you’d be wrong. Birmingham takes centre stage for Paddy's Day with its 2 mile parade route and each year it attracts close to 50,000 spectators. Starting from Camp Hill at midday, the parade features colourful floats, bands, musicians and dancers. The 2013 St. Patrick’s Day celebrations actually start on March 9th and run though to March 17th, with the grand parade taking place on the final day of festivities.

 

Manchester, England

 

Montreal, Canada

 

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Cities you wouldn't expect to find St. Patrick's Day celebrationsWho’d have thought that the fifth largest Irish community in the world is in Argentina? It’s not even an English speaking country! Well there are approximately half a million Irish families living in Argentina today with the majority based in Buenos Aires.

 

Beijing, China

 

Hong Kong

Moscow, Russia

Savannah, Georgia

 

By: IMPORT

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