Monday, March 22, 2010

St. Patrick's Day Festival 2010: Enjoyed by All!

The St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in the majestic city of Limerick were launched in style by the National Lottery Skyfest which light up the skies with an amazing fireworks display. King John’s Castle provided a stunning backdrop to this year’s breathtaking fireworks display where dazzling colours and explosive effects were unleashed over one of Ireland’s most well-known and cherished treasures, the River Shannon. And all this choreographed to an amazing soundtrack.

St. Patrick is the national saint of Ireland and S. Patrick’s Day is one of the most important public holidays in Ireland. St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated on the 17th March and on this day the people in Ireland and Irish people all over the world celebrate. Indeed, this has become a world festival with parades taking place from the USA to Australia!  Even the world famous Sydney Opera house went green!

This year, Limerick city was in celebration with a full programme of activities for the festival weekend. Festival activities included live bands, fire jugglers, face painters and much more. The main event, of course, was the St. Patrick’s Day parade which was one of the largest in Ireland. A great time was had by all including thousands of students, visitors and tourists who came to Limerick and Ireland for the celebrations!