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St. Patrick’s Day in Poland 2021

St. Patrick’s Day in Poland 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).

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for details on how to join us!

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:

Gdańsk

Kościuszki Street flyover

Neptune's Fountain

Kalisz City Hall
Katowice Spodek Sports and Entertainment Arena
Kielce

City Hall

Joseph Piłsudski’s Provincial Cultural Centre

The Centre of Geoeducation

Cultural Centre “Zameczek”

Kraków

Father Bernatek Footbridge

Lipska-Wielicka Street flyover

Tauron Arena

Cardinal Macharski Bridge

Emitel TV tower at Krzemionki

Lublin

Centre for the Meeting of Cultures

Arena Lublin

Łódź

OFF Piotrkowska Center

Manufaktura

TME Office Center

Monopolis

Malbork

City Office of Malbork 

Nowy Sącz

City Hall

Olsztyn 

City Hall Tower

Astronomical Observatory Tower

Opole

National Centre of Polish Song

Poznań

City Office of Poznań

City Hall

Honorary Consulate of Ireland

Adam Mickiewicz University Main Auditorium

AVENIDA Poznań Shopping Centre

MTP Spire

Poznań Ławica Airport

Przemyśl

City Hall

Brama Przemyska Bridge

Rzeszów City Hall
Sandomierz City Hall
Toruń

City Office of Toruń

Artus Court

Włocławek

Cultural Centre Browar B

Marshal Edward Rydz-Smigly Bridge

Wrocław

Wrocław Stadium

Centennial Hall

Zabrze

Szyb Maciej

Teatr Nowy in Zabrze

Zamość

City Hall

 

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