St. Patrick’s Day in Poland 2021
News05 March 2021
The global celebration of St Patrick’s Day on 17 March is truly unique. While this year will be different, it is a welcome opportunity for the Irish community here in Poland to celebrate and renew their bonds with Ireland. You do not need to be Irish or have Irish ancestry to be part of this community. We keep within it a special place for all our friends in Poland who share with us a love of Ireland and all things Irish.
As major Polish landmarks once again turn green, we hope that you will join with us in celebrating your connections with Ireland over the St. Patrick’s Day period.
Here are some the events the Embassy is organising:
St. Patrick’s Day reception
The Embassy will host an online reception at 18:00 CET on Wednesday, 17 March. Our focus will be on all that is green as well as on hope and recovery. There will be greetings from Taoiseach Micheál Martin and Ambassador Emer O’Connell. We will also celebrate some of the great creativity and links that have been created between Ireland and Poland over the past year.
We will be delighted to have you joining us, please register here.
Watch as Polish towns and cities turn green
St. Patrick’s Day might be Ireland’s National Day, but it is celebrated globally. On 17 March, cities across Poland will once again join the Global Greening campaign, lighting up famous sites in beautiful shades of green. Over the years, Polish landmarks have joined the Empire State Building in New York, the Moulin Rouge in Paris, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Sydney Opera House, as well as many other iconic sites around the world in lighting up in green to mark St. Patrick’s Day.
So far it has been confirmed that 44 landmarks in 20 Polish cities will turn green in 2021 (full details below).
A Friday night of craic agus ceol
Join us at 18:00 CET on Friday, 19 March, when we will team up with the Irish Embassies in Bratislava, Budapest, Prague and Vienna to bring you an evening of traditional Irish music.
We hope to give you a taste of the many Irish music groups all around Central Europe, highlighting the wonderful spread and influence of Irish music and dance in the region. We will then be joined from Dingle, County Kerry, by Super Céilí, for a live “trad” session for all of us to start the weekend in style.
Not to be missed so register early! More information available here.
Other ways to celebrate
There are lots of other ways that you can celebrate, have a look at our latest Embassy newsletter for some ideas, including from our good friends at the St. Patrick’s Foundation and the Fundacja Kultury Irlandzkiej. We’ve also shared some ideas on how you can enjoy Seachtain na Gaeilge - one of the biggest celebrations of Irish language and culture – from Poland.
This is just a flavour of some of the events taking place right across Poland. There is plenty more happening in places like Łódź, Kraków, Kielce, Poznań and Piaseczno. You can also stay up-to-date with all our St. Patrick’s Day news on Twitter and Facebook.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day from the Embassy of Ireland!
Lighting up in Green this St. Patrick’s Day:
Kościuszki Street flyover
|Katowice||Spodek Sports and Entertainment Arena|
Joseph Piłsudski’s Provincial Cultural Centre
The Centre of Geoeducation
Cultural Centre “Zameczek”
Father Bernatek Footbridge
Lipska-Wielicka Street flyover
Cardinal Macharski Bridge
Emitel TV tower at Krzemionki
Centre for the Meeting of Cultures
OFF Piotrkowska Center
TME Office Center
City Office of Malbork
City Hall Tower
Astronomical Observatory Tower
National Centre of Polish Song
City Office of Poznań
Honorary Consulate of Ireland
Adam Mickiewicz University Main Auditorium
AVENIDA Poznań Shopping Centre
Poznań Ławica Airport
Brama Przemyska Bridge
City Office of Toruń
Cultural Centre Browar B
Marshal Edward Rydz-Smigly Bridge
Teatr Nowy in Zabrze