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St Patrick’s Day 17th March, 2016

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

St. Patrick’s Day is the day when everyone wants to be Irish. Celebrated on 17th March this is the one national holiday that is celebrated in more countries around the world than any other.

The biggest of the St Patrick’s Day celebrations will, of course, take place in Ireland but around the world Irish ex-pats will celebrate their patron saint’s day in style.

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If you’re lucky enough to be heading over to New York then you’ll want to take part in the NYC’s St Patrick’s Day Parade. This is a special time of year when New York honours it’s Irish heritage with a parade of traditional musicians and marching bands all topped off by more than a few Irish whiskeys.

Around the world celebrations for Ireland’s patron saint will see a host of ginger bearded Leprechauns dressed in their customary green suit typically with short trousers, knee length white socks and shiny buckled shoes.Often described as old men each leprechaun is said to have his own pot of gold, which can often be found at the end of a rainbow.

Should you ever be lucky enough to capture a Leprechaun, he will give you three wishes if you set him free. What would your wishes be?

Keeping in line with our theme why not check out these Irish inspired Christmas tree decorations.

How are you celebrating St. Patrick’s Day? Comment below and let us know.

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