St Patrick's Day in South Africa 2019 - Parties, Pubs, Events & Activities
Once a year the streets are filled with South Africans and tourists wearing strange green clothing, a sign that St Patrick's Day has arrived.
Deciding what to do on this mega party occasion can be daunting, lucky for you Vibescout has compiled the ultimate St. Patrick’s Day to-do list. Covering the major cities in South Africa, there really is an event happening near you.
Check out some of our other St Patrick's Day events happening in South Africa:
- St. Patrick's Day Cape Town 2019
- St. Patrick's Day in Pretoria 2019
- St. Patrick's Day Johannesburg 2019
- St. Patrick's Day Durban 2019
Interesting Facts about St Paddy’s Day:
- Occurs on the 17 March annually, the traditional religious feast day of Saint Patrick.
- It celebrates the life of St Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland.
- Celebration of this day involves parades and festivals.
- Whiskeys and beers are also coloured green in celebration of the day.
- It is the most celebrated holiday in the world.
- The tradition is to wear green or a shamrock - shamrocks are traditional Irish clothing that symbolise the Holy Trinity.
- The first St. Patrick’s Day parade took place in the United States on March 17, 1762, when Irish soldiers serving in the English military marched through New York City.
With every holiday celebration there are delectable treats that are traditionally served. Some of the foods served on St Patricks Day are:
- Colcannon - Mash potatoes with kale or cabbage.
- Irish Stew - Lamb, carrots, potatoes
- Irish Soda Bread - A bread made with baking soda
- Vegetable Shepherd's Pie - A pie topped with mashed potatoes.
South Africa leaves you spoilt for choice with the array of Paddy’s Day parties on offer. Wherever you decide to spend this St Patrick’s Day this year, it will have a small touch of African flavour.
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