Published on : Sunday, February 26, 2017
Every year, Ireland celebrates one of its patron saints, St Patrick, with a national holiday and a traditional feast. While it is not a public holiday in the rest of the UK, London marks St Patrick’s Day with fun and spectacular events every year, usually on the weekend closest to March 17th.
In 2017, the official three-day celebration in London begins on March 17th, and culminates in the annual St Patrick’s Day Parade in Central London and Trafalgar Square Festival on March 19th.
Be amazed by flamboyant pageantry, elaborate floats, marching bands from across the UK, sports clubs and Irish dancing schools in the annual London St Patrick’s Day Parade.
The procession makes its way down Piccadilly from 12pm, on a 1.5-mile (2.4km) route, passing some of London’s most iconic landmarks, including The Ritz, Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square and onto Whitehall. 19 Mar
Watch St Patrick’s Day performances by West End stars, Irish acts and community choirs, plus a huge céilí on the Trafalgar Square stage, hosted by Irish stand-up comedian Jarlath Regan. Then tuck into traditional and modern Irish food from the market, and enjoy special family activities for free.