St. Patrick’s day; a day dedicated to the patron saint of Ireland or for many of us, a great excuse to don a leprechaun hat and drink Guinness. If there’s one thing that’s certain however, it is that the day is a great excuse for a party whether you’re Irish or not!
Dublin is probably the destination where the majority of holidaymakers will head. The Irish capital is throwing a festival over the long weekend which consists of street performances, music, Irish comedy, walking tours and of course the opportunity to visit the Guinness factory and sample a pint of the black stuff whilst looking at panoramic city views in the Skybar.
Alternatively Mytravel.com offers flights and accommodation in a number of destinations where you will find the cost of revelling to be a lot cheaper. Moscow is one such example and the Russian city has strangely been celebrating St. Patrick’s Day since 1992 with a parade that is steadily increasing in size. Expect to see Cossack horsemen and marching bands.
The Amsterdam Gaelic Athletic Club is hosting an Invitational Tournament this St. Patrick’s Day weekend. Teams from the UK and Ireland are both invited, so if you travel to Amsterdam for St. Paddy’s you’re bound to find great craic and the opportunity to watch traditional Gaelic sport, such as hurling, being played.
Hungary is famed for its pretty scenery and cheap beer, making it an excellent destination to visit on St. Patrick’s day and mytravel.com have a great variety of hotels in the capital city, Budapest. Budapest is host to an excellent St. Patricks day festival, taking place over four days and including an Irish film festival, gala dinner, parade, face-painters, musicians and dancers. If you do end up having one too many pints of the black stuff, you can always appease the hangover the next day with a relaxing soak in one of the city’s famous Baths.
Wherever you decide to spend St Patrick’s Day you should be prepared to party Irish style, after all everyone’s Irish on St. Patrick’s day!
Emily Collins writes on behalf of MyTravel.com. Visit their website for great deals.