Saint Patrick’s Day is celebrated all over the world, very few patron saint days are more accepted by other nations than the Irish celebration of Saint Patrick.
Every year on March the 17th the world stops to celebrate the death of Saint Patrick, and what once began as a religious feast day back in the 17th Century has evolved into one giant party in many countries all over the globe.
Apart from Ireland of course one of the biggest celebrations is in America, nearly thirty five million Americans have Irish lineage more than seven times the actual population of Ireland.
The statistics for America’s own St. Patrick celebration are quite staggering, it is estimated that over 27 billion pounds of beef and two and a half billion pounds of cabbage will be consumed on the day to create the St. Patrick Day’s traditional dish of Corned Beef & Cabbage.
St. Patrick’s Day in Pattaya
Pattaya is no different than any other city in the world and it to loves to celebrate St. Patrick’s day. As you may be aware Thai’s love celebrations of any kind and would not miss out on any such auspicious occasion.
It was the giant brewer Guinness that transformed St. Patrick’s Day into one big party, in the 60’s the event took on worldwide significance due to the marketing and promotion of the famous Irish brewer.
And there is no better way to make a party go into full swing than being sponsored by a brewery. Millions of pints of the black stuff are downed in celebration of their patron saint all over the globe.
In Pattaya there are many Irish Bars and restaurants that celebrate March the 17th like back home in Ireland. And 2018 marks the eighth anniversary of the Pattaya St. Patrick’s Parade.
Dignitaries from several associated offices such as the Irish Embassy and City Hall have been invited to join in the fun.
All the fun starts at the Alcazar Theater on Pattaya Second Road around 3pm, then the parade will make its way down Soi 4 to Beach Road. Many people join in along Beach Road to Walking Street where the parade turns left and finishes at School No.8 on South Pattaya Road.
Along route do not forget to wear anything green and stock up on stout and provisions for the day. Organisers of the parade request that parade goers arrive at the start in good time for an estimated 3.45 start.
If you want to have a couple of pints of Guinness before the parade then head down to any of the following Irish Pubs to get into the spirit. Dicey Reilly’s, Jameson’s, Mulligan’s, Murphy’s, Rosie O’Grady’s, O’Garas, and Kilkenny Bar.