March 13, 2020

A cultural and religious celebration held on the 17th March in memory of the patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick. Officially a feast day from the early 17th century. Saint Patrick was a Roman-British missionary and Bishop in Ireland in the 5th century.

Celebrations involve traditional Irish music, public events and parades, along with wearing green or Shamrock. Historically the restrictions of Lent were lifted which encouraged this celebration to be linked with the consumption of alcohol. Let’s face it, the Irish know how to throw a good party!

Saint Patrick’s Day is a public holiday in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. It is also widely celebrated in the U.K., Canada, the US, Brazil, Argentina, Australia and New Zealand. Celebrated in more countries than any other National Festival.

Since 2010 famous landmarks have been lit up on St.Patrick’s Day as part of Tourism Ireland’s “Going green for St.Patrick’s Day”. The Sydney Opera House being one of the first. Now over 300 landmarks around the world have ‘Gone Green’

The largest celebration in London is the Major of London’s St.Patrick’s Day Festival. A cultural event held in Trafalgar Square that showcases the best of Irish arts, culture, food and music from both Britain and Ireland.

‘Go Green’ with dipt this year and celebrate with the perfect Emerald green with a subtle shimmer FRIENDSHIP.