St Patrick's Day Celebration 2019

2:39 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 once again with a big Fair and Street Parade in Buenos Aires on Sunday, March 17th, 2019, from 12:00 noon to 7:00 pm,  on Avenida de Mayo and Bolivar in downtown Buenos Aires.

The event will start at 12 pm, with the opening of the Celtic and Nordic Fair, with more than 50 stalls offering typical Irish products, crafts and traditional food such as and Colcannon, Boxty and Coddle, among many other specialties.

The traditional Saint Patrick's Day Parade will start at 3:00 pm, with Irish music groups that will be presenting their traditional dances and music. The parade will include the traditional costume contest for "leprechauns" (gnomes) and "fairies" for adults and children. Visitors are encouraged to wear green.

The Marching Bands of the Argentine Army and Patricios Regiment will also participate in this event, in honor of the Irish born Admiral William (Guillermo) Brown, founder of the Argentine Army.

During the day different shows will be presented on the main stage, including traditional folk dances, music and pipes. A band paying tribute to U2 that will perform their most well known songs. And the Irish singer Rebecca Winckworth will sing typical Irish songs together with Argentine musicians.

This event is organized by the Irish - Argentine Association and the Government of the city of Buenos Aires.

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 and all Argentina. Click here for a complete program of activities at different pubs throughout the week.

In case of rain the event will be held on March 31st at Plaza Intendente Seeber, Palermo.

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