St Patrick’s Day is celebrated every March 17th, not only in Ireland but in many parts of the world. And I know it’s hard to believe, but in this St Patrick’s Parade in Birmingham, not everything is about drinking beer.
The green colour has become popular on St Patrick’s Day. In fact, green beers are sold during the celebration and the most famous symbol of this day is the Shamrock (even though it is hard to find out of Ireland, so they use a clover to symbolise it instead).
St Patrick’s celebration is not just any party, it is celebrated with great enthusiasm around the world.
Even the astronaut, Cady Coleman spent a moment to celebrate her Irish roots playing the flute at the space station.
And although it is difficult to believe, the biggest parade is not precisely in Ireland, but in New York where there are many Irish immigrants. Each year, more than two million people join the magical celebration.
Also, in Chicago, many parties are celebrated in honour of the Irish saint, but the most curious thing is that they dye the river green.
They started doing it in 1961 by pouring a green dye into the river, but it lasted more than a week.
If you want to live St Patrick’s day in a big way, you do not have to travel to Ireland, New York or Chicago, in Birmingham you can also enjoy a great moment in the expected Parade they celebrate each year.
St Patrick’s Day has always been a day to celebrate Irish culture, but also many other cultures come together to make this celebration an unforgettable day.
The St Patrick’s Parade in Birmingham is so multicultural that you can see from Riverdance to Caribbean dancers, Welsh or Chinese dragons, there are no limits when it comes to having a good time in here.
The first parade in Birmingham was in 1952, being the first St Patrick’s Parade held in Britain.
St Patrick’s Parade in Birmingham will take place on Sunday, March 15th from 12 pm to 2 pm and will depart from Digbeth High Street.
A Confetti blast signal will announce the beginning of this great celebration and a big mass of people will start marching, all with their green garment and the Irish spirit in full blaze.
This celebration has grown so much that it attracts more than 80,000 people both to the parade and to the different venues in the area.
If you want to register your own float or groups of people in the parade, you can register by filling out the online form by clicking here
There is no place designed for disabled viewing.
Address: Digbeth High Street
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