St Patrick’s Day is celebrated in more and more Dutch cities

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St Patrick’s Day is celebrated in more and more Dutch cities

“Today we’re all a bit Irish”

Today is St. Patrick’s Day, Ireland’s national holiday, which is characterized as one of the most pleasant and greenest days of the year. On March 17, more than 75 million people around the world commemorate the life of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland.

Dozens of countries participate, all with the same traditions. For example, this national holiday is all about the color green, typical Irish food and drinks: lamb stew, fish & chips with a pint of Guinness beer and Irish music. Be Irish for a day: trade the Dutch orange for the Irish green and celebrate St. Patrick’s day just like the Irish.

A holiday full of traditions

Saint Patrick ensured that the Irish were converted to Christianity in the fifth century and at the same time the three-leaf clover became a symbol for the holy trinity of the father, the son and the holy spirit – among other things as a national symbol. Many Irish people are divided over different parts of the world due to migration. St. Patrick’s Day is therefore celebrated all over the world today. People, cities, monuments and even rivers turn green for this one day.

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What do we traditionally drink?

In addition to the color green, Guinness is also inextricably linked to St. Patrick’s Day. Both have a rich Irish history. This iconic dark beer (stout actually) is part of the symbols and culture of Ireland. Through the Irish pubs, the favorite meeting places of the Irish, the black stuff plays an important role in the social life of this country. The Irish see Guinness as the epitome of the holiday. Where about 5.5 million pints of Guinness are drunk on any given day, there are about 13 million on St. Patrick’s Day.

Well-known artists of Irish descent

Music is also an important part of St. Patrick’s Day. From pubs and on the streets, the joy of Irish music can be heard and everyone sings along at the top of their lungs. The Irish are known all over the world for their music. For example, the Dropkick Murphys, U2 and Niall Horan, former member of One Direction, are Irish artists. It is therefore not for nothing that the national logo of Ireland is a harp – just like the logo of Guinness. The Irish are known all over the world for their music.

St. Patrick’s Day in the Netherlands

The activities that take place in the pubs on March 17 can be compared to King’s Day: party, fun and lots of greenery instead of orange. A lot of Irish music is played and Irish bands perform. In addition, everyone can indulge themselves on March 17 at the largest celebration of St. Patrick’s Day in The Hague. For the 10th time in a row, Grote Markt Den Haag, O’Casey’s Irish Pub and Irish Club Netherlands join forces to celebrate Irish culture, from 4 pm until just before midnight, right in the heart of the city of The Hague.

Nice tweets and inhakers

Below are some nice tweets and original hacks on St. Patrick’s Day! Cheers.

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