St Patrick’s Day is a Christian feast which celebrates the patron saint of Ireland. It is celebrated on March 17 in Ireland but also everywhere in the world where an Irish diaspora exists. Let’s see how to celebrate St Patrick’s Day in France.
St Patrick was Ireland’s evangelizer. He explained the Holy Trinity concept to the Irish people on the Rock of Cashel, thanks to a clover, making it Ireland’s emblem. The legend goes on saying that it is during this time that he chased all snakes from the island, epitomizing the conversion of the Irish people (snakes representing the celtic myths assimilated to Satan). Each year, Irish citizens put a clover on their buttonhole to commemorate this day. Be careful, St Patrick’s day is not Ireland’s National Holiday.
SAINT PATRICK 2020 – CENTRE CULTUREL IRLANDAIS IN PARIS
The Centre Culturel Irlandais (Irish Cultural Center) is celebrating St Patrick’s Day from March 13 to March 17. There will be three concerts of traditional celtic music as well as a parade and makeup stands (with Ireland as the theme!).
LA NUIT DE LA BRETAGNE 2020 – LA DÉFENSE ARENA
La Nuit de la Bretagne (literally Brittany’s night) or Breizh Night (Breizh being the breton translation of Brittany) is a concert celebrating celtic music and culture on March 7. It will last 3 hours with a lot of young artists determined to show their culture!
“LE CHEMIN DES LEGENDES” BY IRISH CELTIC – PALAIS DES SPORTS
The Irish Celtic crew offers a show called Le chemin des Légendes, composed of Irish music and dance, described as a touching and poetic show.
Irish Pubs in France are also a good idea to spend a good St Patrick’s Day. This list of pubs are all celebrating St Patrick’s Day. According to TripAdvisor ranking, The Green Goose, Corcoran’s and Le Galway are the best Irish pubs in Paris.
So, if you still wish to celebrate St Patrick’s Day, there are a lot of opportunities to do so in France!