2017 St. Patrick’s Day Festivities in Taipei

Whether you want to celebrate the patron saint of Ireland with alcohol or sports, you have the option to

Taiwan News
Date: 2017/03/13
By: Tomás Francis Swinburne, Taiwan News, Contributing Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — St. Patrick’s Day is an annual event that celebrates, not only

St. Patrick’s Day – Albany, NY (Image by flickr user Sébastien Barré)

the patron saint of Ireland, but also the very nature of being Irish. Recently, the Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny has stated that there is no need for an Irish “Independence Day” because we already have one, St. Patrick’s Day.

Although it is a celebration of being Irish, nobody should feel left out. After all, it has been surmised that on March 17, everyone is Irish for a day. Even St. Patrick was not Irish and he is a figure of Irishness.

Luckily for everyone in Taipei, this year’s St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Friday. Although the number of Irish people in Taiwan is not something to particularly brag about, this has not prevented festivities from happening.    [FULL  STORY]

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