March 17 is celebrated with a week-long festival of independence, with the main event as the Masquerade, in which Montserratians dress in colorful hats that resemble bishops’ miters.They also dance Irish jigs and crack whips in mock defiance of their one-time masters.Irish sing-alongs and historical lectures are common on the holiday as well. Patrick’s Day parades that take place throughout Japan in recent years.It was started by Irish Network Japan in order to introduce Ireland to the Japanese people, and has evolved into a fabulous mix of traditional Japanese-style dress with Irish costumes.This tiny island in the Caribbean is the only nation other than Ireland in the world that celebrates St.Patrick’s Day as a public holiday, but it’s for reasons that are different than what you probably think.In fact, it’s the one national holiday that’s celebrated in more countries than any other.
If you want to continue the party afterwards, you’ll find many great Irish pubs to do it in, like The Plough and Stars in the Richmond District.
The city’s Omotesando shopping district is draped in tricolor flags, a cast of floats, Irish dancers, leprechauns, Irish setters and wolfhounds, all entertain the crowds.
San Francisco was the new home for many Irish immigrants, particularly during the gold rush, with the influx of all the 49ers who were seeking the treasure. Patricks’ Day paradise has been taking place ever since, with 2016 celebrating its 165 annual parade and festival.
Afterward, you can continue the celebration at many of the city’s bars, restaurants and other venues, with many hosting special events for the holiday.
Some of the best places for a green beer- or Guinness-filled night includes the Watermark Irish Pub & Restaurant, with its prime waterfront spot offering amazing views, as well as Mc Veigh’s, the quintessential Irish bar that’s been in the same location at Church and Richmond for nearly 50 years. Patrick’s Day, with its celebration, Shamrock Fest, called the “Coachella of St.