Where to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day in Prague
It is safe to say that Aisling is not the biggest fan. “I usually try to stay away from St. Patrick’s Day. I would never go to Dublin, way too many people!” I met with Sir Toby’s very own Ais to talk about Saint Patrick’s Day. The mysterious Irish holiday that makes people wear green hats, drink liters and liters of Guinness and dance along to folk music – all around the world. Read on to find out where to join the festivities in Prague.
How did the whole thing become so popular? “Maybe because we are warm and friendly people?” The 25-year old from Newbridge doesn’t really have an explanation for St. Patrick’s international popularity either. Ais came to Prague last September and even though she might not be the first one to lead a parade all dressed up in green nowadays, she does have some memories to share. “It used to be a family celebration”, she says. Lots of food, music, and laughter. “ Her dad used to work in a carpet factory and would bring fabric for the flower costume Ais was wearing when joining the parade with her school class.
On the 17th of March the Irish honor the patron saint of their country. It is a holiday to commemorate the arrival of Christianity in Ireland and celebrates the heritage and culture of the country. Curiously, it has become a beloved tradition for people from Washington to Tokyo and Moscow – in fact, as Time Magazine tells us, it is celebrated in more countries than any other national festival.
Where to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day in Prague? Here are a few suggestions…
James Joyce Prague: Live music and Irish food in a cozy pub
St. Patrick's 2017 @ Roxy Prague: “Release the IRISH inside you, grab your BOOZE crew, put on your DANCING shoes and get ready to smash the night in a worldwide celebration at Prague's biggest St. Patrick’s Day mayhem!” (March 16)
St. Patrick's celebrations @ Caffreys Irish Bar Prague, March 17-19: “St Patricks Weekend at Caffreys Irish Bar. Live Music, The Cheltenham Festival, G.A.A. All Ireland Club Finals, 6 Nations Rugby, Green Beer & Loads of Craic.”
St. Patrick's Day @ Rocky O´ Reillys Irish Pub
St. Patrick's Day @ AAU! “We're all Irish on St. Patty's Day, so come and join us for some Irish Yoga on the 16th of March. Dress up in your best green clothes, our team will select the best costume of the night for a prize! Welcome shots and discounts on Irish Carbombs, Irish Whisky and Guinness all night long.” (March 16)
Our friends at Czech Inn will be throwing a party too with Rosalie's band and Drink specials from 8 PM. Check out their FB event – just ask your favorite receptionist directions or recommendations if you are still indecisive!
And what about Aisling? Where is she going to get her Guinness? “I am working the next morning. But I might still go to an Irish Pub. Even though they look a bit different in here, they are still a ‘home away from home’.”