St. Patrick’s Day is a popular festival in Ireland and celebrated around the world. A large number of people celebrate this day in the United States’s large cities where Irish community have good presence. It is also one of the most celebrate festivals in Ireland after Christmas. It is also a popular festival in European countries too. London, Leicester, Birmingham, and other cities of the United Kingdom also celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. In Australia, St. Patrick’s Day is also being celebrated each year in Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane.

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St. Patrick’s Day 2016 Date, When is St. Patrick’s Day in 2016, 2017, 2018

  • When is St. Patrick’s Day in 2016, St. Patrick’s Day 2016 Date is 17th March, 2016 (Thursday)
  • When is St. Patrick’s Day in 2017, St. Patrick’s Day 2017 Date is 17th March, 2016 (Friday)
  • When is St. Patrick’s Day in 2018, St. Patrick’s Day 2018 Date is 17th March, 2016 (Saturday)

Popular Cities and Destinations for St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations

  • New York City
  • Chicago
  • Los Angeles
  • Dublin
  • Las Vegas
  • Houston
  • Sydney
  • Melbourne
  • Washington DC
  • Brisbane
  • Cork
  • Boston
  • Philadelphia
  • Dallas
  • Phoenix

Things to Do in St. Patrick’s Day

In this festival, parade is the main attraction everywhere and you should not miss an opportunity to watch the beautiful parade with your family or friends. Most of large cities in the United States as well as in Europe organize St. Patrick’s Day parade each year.

Read Also: Dublin St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2016

Besides parade, visiting an Irish pub is also a good way to celebrate and feel the joy of St. Patrick’s Day in your city if your city does not have St. Patrick’s Day parade. Irish pubs are available in most of large cities around the world. Most of them provides special packages on St. Patrick’s Day to all its customers. However, if official event is organized in your city, then you should not miss an opportunity to participate in it.

Article first published on February 26, 2016.

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