St Patrick's Day Celebration 2017

3:05 PM Sandra Gutrejde 0 Comments

Every March 17th, the most important day in its calendar, Ireland celebrates its patron saint, Saint Patrick. This special date will be celebrated with a big Fair and Parade in Buenos Aires on Saturday, March 18th, 2017.
This event is organized by the Irish - Argentine Association "William Brown" and the Government of Buenos Aires.
Stands representing the Irish community and other Celtic countries will be set up in Plaza San Martin, on Av. Santa Fe & Maipu, from 12 pm to 8  pm, where they will offer typical food, crafts, and different products.
The Saint Patrick's Parade will start at Arroyo and Suipacha at 3 pm to finish at Plaza San Martin, where Irish music groups will be presenting their traditional dances and music on the main stage.
The parade will include the traditional costume contest for "leprechauns" (gnomes) and "fairies" for adults and children. Visitors are encouraged to wear green.

The Irish community in Argentina is one of the largest in the world (calculated in 500,000 people). In recent years the celebration of St Patrick’s day has been extended to most of the pubs in Buenos Aires. Click here for a complete program of activities at different pubs throughout the week.

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