Published: Mon, March 19, 2018
Sport | By Stuart Potter

St Patrick's Day 2018: What you need to know

St Patrick's Day 2018: What you need to know

Irish migrants and Kiwis alike are painting the town green as St Patrick's Day celebrations get underway in Auckland.

Other Sunbury events include a day-long event at McGuigan's Public House, 266 Market St., featuring live music, Irish food and free giveaways; and celebrations with live music at Whispering Oaks Vineyard, 1306 State Route 61, from 6-9 p.m., and the Hotel Edison, 401 Market St., from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. After all, you can't properly celebrate a holiday without actually knowing the meaning behind it.

Thousands of people celebrated St Patrick's Day or "The fest of St Patrick" in a colourful way in the island of Ireland to honour his role in bringing Catholicism to the country. Great company is always a guarantee for an epic night.

Traffic restrictions are in place on most parade routes and people, are advised to plan their route before travelling.

"It's time to wake up", he told Ireland's RTÉ News.

Unfortunately, Hogan said, Dublin had to import an expert from Chicago to dye the local river green. This might be why the biggest St Patrick's Day parade is held in NY.

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"Obviously, we don't condone it and as you can see today, Irish people are just fun-loving - they (scammers) were just a few bad apples".

Outfits on the day ranged from green tutus and gold shamrock hot trousers to fake coloured moustaches and trilby hats.

The B.I.S. was formed in 1825 to help Irish settlers, and now works to preserve and promote Irish culture on P.E.I. - it regularly holds lectures, step-dancing classes, ceilidhs and concerts at its hall on North River Road in Charlottetown. But how many US citizens can actually trace their roots back to Ireland? Corned beef became popular on these shores when Irish immigrants, who predominated on New York City's Lower East side, were said to have substituted the traditional bacon with corned beef, purchased from their Jewish neighbors.

He is credited with having driven the snakes out of Ireland.

Where is St Patrick's Day celebrated? The legend of Patrick driving out the snakes in Ireland has been debunked because Ireland hasn't had any snakes since the Ice Age. A previous missionary, Palladius, had not been successful in his mission to convert the Irish, and Patrick replaced him.

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