What a day! Or rather: what a weekend! Because we are invited to St Patrick's Day Weekend in Ireland, And that's it. First of all, we get something like the "knighthood for bloggers", because the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, welcomes us personally at Áras an Úachtaráin in Dublin, the residence of the country's presidents. It was a colorful heap that wandered through the venerable rooms of the residence in Phoenix Park. Over tea and snacks, Michael D. Higgins told of "The Gathering", an invitation to all Irish and friends of Ireland, which he sent this year to the world, with whom he invited them, together with the Irish on the island of St To celebrate Patrick's Day and especially Irish culture, music, dance and the Irish soul. He called - and thousands came from all over the world! This resulted in a festival of absolute superlatives!
St Patrick's Day in Ireland
In Kilkenny we celebrated with the inhabitants and an impressive marching band from Colorado the Tradfest, where the Celtic roots are celebrated. Irish bands tore the audience off with their great rhythms, which they elicited from their traditional musical instruments, to raptures. We also sometimes itching to keep up the pace or - even better - to join in the spontaneous group dance. To the sounds of flutes, tin whistles, the Irish banjo and other old instruments, we walked through the castle park and the historic town on the banks of the River Nore. We watched as children, mothers, fathers and grandparents were introduced to the art of Irish dance, but also saw experts mastering this form of dance perfectly. In bright sunshine, we celebrated with the Irish the beginning of St. Patrick's Day weekend. Our St Patrick's Day in Ireland started in bright sunshine.
The definite highlight of this weekend, however, was the St. Patrick's Day parade in Dublin, This year, it consisted of two parts due to The Gathering. Many traveling Irish friends, including us, marched in the People's Parade, a kind of pre parade where visitors from all over the world could attend. Among them were groups from Poland, the USA, Canada, Australia and many other parts of the world. But they all had one thing in common: a lot of fun. The mood during this parade was fantastic. Everyone talked to everyone, you just could not help smiling. And not even the initial rain bothered the pleasure. In Ireland, this is just a part of it, and it does not bother anyone on St. Patrick's Day in Ireland.
After our wild parade, the official St. Patrick's Day Parade followed. And it had something to it: after the official groups of the military, the navy and the dignitaries of the city followed one marching band after the other - from Ireland, Canada, the USA and many other countries, in the course of history Irish Has. In between, the imaginative wagons, groups and mythical creatures took turns - so many that we could not leave wondering. Our summary of the last three days: Hats off, dear Irishman. You really know how to celebrate and have a great party!
In this video, you can smell the joie de vivre that trotted the city in this parade of all pores, formally. St. Patrick's Day in Ireland is fun - no matter what the weather:
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The next time will be St. Patrick's Day on 17. March 2019 celebrated. And if you want to party at home, then Kelly Stillwell has the perfect treat for it: St. Patrick's Day Cupcakes.
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