Dublin Lions St Patrick’s Day Parade 2017
Written on January 28, 2016
Plans are now underway for the 34th Annual Dublin Lions Club St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The parade will be held on: Saturday, March 18th , 2017 9:30am SHARP! The Lions Club takes great pride in producing an event that creates positive community spirit and an enjoyable experience for all participants. Due to the popularity of the parade and the constraints of the location, the number of parade entries will be limited to 80.
Saturday& Sunday, March 18-19, 2017 at 9:30am
Dublin’s 34th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration will be held March 18-19, 2017, at the Dublin Civic Center. Stay tuned for more information about upcoming festival highlights and entertainment!
Join the City of Dublin for the 34th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration!
Shamrock 5K Fun Run & Walk
There are several accounts of Saint Patrick’s death. One says that Patrick died at Saul, Downpatrick, Ireland, on March 17, 460 A.D. His jawbone was preserved in a silver shrine and was often requested in times of childbirth, epileptic fits, and as a preservative against the “evil eye.” Another account says that St. Patrick ended his days at Glastonbury, England and was buried there. The Chapel of St. Patrick still exists as part of Glastonbury Abbey. Today, many Catholic places of worship all around the world are named after St. Patrick, including cathedrals in New York and Dublin city. A toast for St Patrick’s Day, “May the roof above us never fall in, and may we friends beneath it never fall out.”Saint Patrick’s Day?
Saint Patrick’s Day has come to be associated with everything Irish: anything green and gold, shamrocks and luck. Most importantly, to those who celebrate its intended meaning, St. Patrick’s Day is a traditional day for spiritual renewal and offering prayers for missionaries worldwide. Why is it celebrated on March 17th? One theory is that that is the day that St. Patrick died. Since the holiday began in Ireland, it is believed that as the Irish spread out around the world, they took with them their history and celebrations. The biggest observance of all is, of course, in Ireland. With the exception of restaurants and pubs, almost all businesses close on March 17th. Being a religious holiday as well, many Irish attend mass, where March 17th is the traditional day for offering prayers for missionaries worldwide before the serious celebrating begins.
The most important element of Saint Patrick’s Day, after mass, is the Saint Patrick’s Day Parades. Over 300 Saint Patrick’s Day Parades around the world celebrate this famous Saint Patrick’s Day .
The beating heart of these Saint Patrick’s Day Parades are the Pipe Bands with their stirring music & powerful presence.