6 Ways to Celebrate St Patrick’s Day Outside Ireland
By College Tourist Contributor of 03/15/16
On March 17th the whole world is Irish.
Gather in Trafalgar Square in London for an epic St. Patty’s day celebration. Get some face paint done, BYOB and best of all, bring your friends to celebrate with! There will be concerts, live Irish dancing, and a whole lot of Irish cheer to go around. End the night at an Irish pub for a pint of Guinness and some classic pub grub. Roslyn Kent, University of Calgary
Delray Beach, Florida
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in the lovely beach town of Delray Beach, Florida. There is an annual parade and festival where you’ll enjoy live music, Irish dancers, food and drinks!
“The Delray Beach St. Patrick’s Day parade is a major reason why Delray Beach has been labeled as “The most fun small town in America” by Rand McNally and USA Today!” There are different organizations that take part every year and all the money goes to fire, police and EMS nonprofit causes and charities that support first responders and the communities they serve. Wear green and come out to celebrate and support the community! Nikki McKenna, Florida Atlantic University
South Boston, Massachusetts
Over 1 million people arrive in South Boston for the famous St. Patrick’s Day Parade! The annual parade trecks through all of South Boston, starting at Dorchester Aveneu and ending at Andrew’s Square. You can either watch from one of the many pubs scattered along the street or watch from the street. Live music, traditional Irish food and Irish step dancing are just some of the many experiences that are scattered through the city. Alea Gilhuly-Mandel, Curry College
New York City, New York
Celebrate St. Patrick’s day by having a pub crawl in New York City. There are Irish pubs all over Manhattan that like to have St. Patrick’s Day specials. Grab a group of friends, and head over to The Dead Rabbit in the Financial District for some Pop-Inns and a plate of Truffled Chips for the first stop of the night. Then, make your way towards midtown, towards the biggest cluster of Irish pubs in the city. Carine Alexis, St John’s University
St. Louis, Missouri
Llywelyn’s Pub is a St. Louis classic Irish pub. But St. Patrick’s Day here is truly an authentic affair, complete with traditional Irish drinks, an Irish Menu and live Irish music fit just for St. Patrick’s Day. Year round, Llewelyn’s is an authentic Celtic experience that will feel just like you’re in Ireland when you’re actually at home in the STL. Miranda Siwak, Elon University
One country that doesn’t necessarily come to mind when you think of St. Patrick’s Day is Argentina. However, Buenos Aires is home to South America’s largest St. Patrick’s Day celebrations! On March 17th, head to Buenos Aires city center for the annual St. Patty’s Day street party and parade equipped with elves, fairies, and of course, Irish dancers! Take in some live music, dancing, and authentic Irish performances, then complete the day’s celebrations by grabbing a pint (or three) at one of the many local pubs! Emily Freebery Fordham University