St. Patrick’s Day, also known as Lá Fhéile Pádraig or the easier-to-pronounce ‘The Day of the Festival of St. Patrick”, has become synonymous with party parades and drinking lots of Guinness. And so it is right that this year Guinness is extending the festivities from a weekend carnival in past years to an entire week of partying in shamrock green.
This year’s activities, which will run from 11 to 17 March 2015, will include Irish tap dance and music performances to delectable food and drink specials available in bars and restaurants all across Singapore. Key highlight events of the week will of course be the St. Patrick’s Street Festival – which celebrates all things Irish, really, and of which Guinness will feature as the ‘Official Beer’ of the event – that will take place at Boat Quay on 13 March, as well as the iconic St. Patrick’s Day Parade on 15 March, where all and sundry will be marching from the Asian Civilisations Museum and culminate at the nearby Circular Road.
St. Patrick’s Day was established in honour of the patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick, for bringing Christianity to the Emerald Isle for the first time. Over the years, the 17 March holiday has transformed into a multi-dimensional festival celebrated with parades, parties and of course, plenty of Guinness drinking by people all over the world.
“The extension of this year’s St. Patrick’s celebrations reinforces Guinness’ passion for friendship and togetherness at one of the most iconic festivals in the world. This St. Patrick’s Festival, Guinness invites its fans and their friends to seven days of great food, memorable music, and of course great Guinness to bring people together!” said Mr. Rene de Monchy, Head of Marketing, Asia Pacific Breweries Singapore.
Participating outlets for Guinness St Patrick’s Day week-long celebrations include:
- Timbre @ The Substation
- Molley Roffey’s – Bras Basah
- Molley Roffey’s – Dorsett
- Molley Roffey’s – Esplanade Mall
- Unglugged Singapore
- Fabrika @ Klapsons, The Boutique Hotel
- Hood Bar and Cafe
- Muddy Murphy’s
- The New Harbour Cafe and Bar