Best Places to Party on St. Patricks Day

Best Places to Party on St. Patricks Day

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  1. St. Patrick’s Day is the day for all people to celebrate the day celebrating the patron saint of Ireland, St. Patrick. Whether you bleed green or you are an honorary Irish on March 17 each year, St. Patrick’s Day is a festive day for everyone to drink a lot of beers and rejoice in the streets. Here are a handful of cities that have unforgettable St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. If you are as obsessed with the holiday as many people are, you need to stop by each one of these cities on St. Patrick’s Day at least once in your lifetime.

    St. Patrick's Day DublinDublin, Ireland

    Understandable, right? Not only do the people of Dublin, Ireland know how to throw a good party with plenty of mischief and beer, but also St. Patrick’s day is their holiday, so everything is bigger and greener. The city of Dublin is transformed into all things St. Patty’s Day during the week celebrating the holiday. The St. Patrick’s Day parade takes place on the day of the 17th. They even have a countdown to the big day. If you want to see St. Patrick’s Day bigger and better than anywhere else in the world, you must go to Dublin.

    Boston St. Patrick's DayBoston, Massachusetts

    Boston might as well be known as the Dublin of the West. Boston has over 25% of their inhabitants descending directly from Ireland herself. The might be one of the most proud-Irish cities in the United States. Boston commemorates the Irish heritage walk, the parade, and many bagpipers and bands straight from Ireland. Usually more than 600,000 people show up. Plus, the Bostonians are known for being able to throw an unforgettable party. Be prepared not to sleep for the week surrounding St. Patrick’s Day because the historic city of Boston will be transformed into shamrocks, leprechauns, and a straight-up good time!

    Chicago St. Patty'sChicago, Illinois

    What city in the world dies their entire river green? Chicago, that’s who. Since 1957, Chicago has died their huge Chicago River green and celebrated with a huge parade complete with all things St. Patrick’s Day. Over 1 million of Chicago’s inhabitants are of Irish descendency, so you better be sure that their city is going to go all out. But don’t worry, the die they throw into the river is an all natural vegetable die. On top of everything, the parade has never been canceled. Rain or shine, the show must go on. Now that’s dedication!

    New York St. Patty'sNew York, New York

    2011 marks the 250th anniversary of the New York City annual Saint Patrick’s Day Parade. Over 150,000 marchers participate and over millions of people show up to watch the historic route down 5th Avenue. The parade is put on entirely by volunteers and donors who run the world’s oldest, and biggest, parade. Moreover, after the parade all of the spectators hit up the traditional Irish bars scattered around New York City. New York is always known for doing things bigger and better, and this parade is no different.

    Buenos Aires St. Patrick's Day

    Buenos Aires, Argentina

    You may be wondering why Argentina would have one of the biggest St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations on the face of the earth. In fact, Argentina has the 5th largest Irish community outside of Ireland due to the 1806 British invasion with mostly Irish soldiers. It is to be expected to see over 50,000 participants in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade there, and since autumn is just starting in March in the southern hemisphere, the climate will be a delight. However, don’t order the Guiness. They can be up to 20 pesos in a bar which is twice the price of domestic beers. 

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