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  • St Patrick's Day Parade & Festival
  • St Patrick's Day Parade & Festival
  • Approx. 12 minutes from Russell Square Underground Station to Charing Cross Station followed by a 2 minute walk to Trafalgar Square. 

    St Patrick's Day is a cultural and religious holiday commemorating the most commonly recognised of the patron saints of Ireland. On the 17th March a parade takes place every year in London, along with celebrations throughout the capital, with a free day of family fun in Trafalgar Square.

    The procession begins in Piccadilly at 12.00 noon, and follows a route along lower Regents Street and Pall Mall, finishing in Trafalgar Square. All 32 Irish countries are represented, dressed in their traditional county colours along with spectacular colourful Irish floats, costumed characters marching bands, dancers and street theatre groups all joining in the parade. Not forgetting the Puca! A 36 metre long, giant inflatable Dragon winding its way through the streets, brought from Ireland to London by the Youth Arts Group 'Bui Bolg'.
    The celebrations will continue in Trafalgar Square until 6.00pm, with traditional and contemporary Irish  music and dance on the main stage, a food market, children's area and a comedy tent hosted by the London Irish Comedy Festival.

    The perfect mix of culture, religion, music and good cheer. Expect green decor, traditional Irish drinks and lots of fun!

    Trafalgar Square, Central London, Westminster, London WC2N
    Sunday 17th March 2013
    Times: 12.00 noon - 6.00 pm
    FREE entertainment
    Nearest station: Charing Cross / Embankment underground station
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