Are you from an Irish background? Or do you have any family living in Ireland? If the answer to these questions is yes, then you need to claim your Irish roots right now! Plan your travel to Dublin Ireland for this Saint Patrick's Day. For those of you who do not have the Irish roots or background to know what this is, let us help you out. The Saint Patrick's Day event is something that occurs every year around the world but the best of celebrations related to this event happen in Ireland. It is celebrated every year in memory of Saint Patrick, who is known to be the foremost patron saint of Ireland. This is actually a cultural as well as national holiday. The celebration of this event mainly circles around parades and festivals with people wearing green shammocks to show their solidarity with the Saint.
The official date for the festival is March 17 of every year. This day is also said to be the potato planting day in all of Ireland. Even though today the colors of St. Patrick's day are shades of green but originally the color for Saint Patrick's Day was Blue. However later on this was changed to the green we see today in order to represent Irish Nationalism. Now that you know the basics of this event, here's what you should do if you're in Dublin on St. Patrick's Day
1. If you want to enjoy the whole event from the best seat in the house, then it is strongly suggested that you make an advanced booking of the Double Decker bus going around town. Buy tickets a few days before to save yourself the hassle and the time as well.
2. Make sure you have a wardrobe filled with green. Green dresses, shirts, hats, gloves, coats and socks. Bring it all out because trust us when we say that you're going to need each one of these things!
3. In Ireland, St. Patrick's isn't just a single holiday. Its ore like a multitude of events leading up to a grand finale. Every year Ireland holds a grand festival and so if you plan on visiting Dublin, it is strongly suggested that you plan your trip for a week rather than just one day. That way you'll get to see the whole festival rather than just a small celebration.
4. Travel on foot as much as possible. Most of the sites that you might want to see are a walking distance away from each other. So when you go there make sure you travel on foot because then you'll be able to get the best view of everything.
And the most important of these tips is make sure you let go of reservations and party like never before. Because as we all know, you only live once so just enjoy and live every moment to the fullest!
St Patrick's day may be a day celebrated worldwide but you can't understand the true spirit of this celebration until you see it happen in Ireland. So make your plans and travel to Dublin this year so that you can enjoy this event in the truest sense!