Here in OZ like a lot of places we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, of course it is a very good excuse for a party.
In different parts of Australia there will be Irish music, dances, concerts, and street performers, all doing their thing, Parades and naturally a lot of different Pubs (Hotel/Bar) will also have different things planned for St. Patrick’s Day.
Some people that really get into the day, will wear nothing but green, eat green food, and the most popular drinks that are ordered will be, Bailey’s Irish Cream (always a favourite for the ladies), Jamerson Irish Whiskey and of course Guinness. It’s strange but some people even said they saw some Leprechauns when they left the pubs last year?
In Australia, St Patrick’s Day celebrations have taken place on 17 March since 1810, when the then Governor, Lachlan Macquarie, declared the date an official day of celebration for the Irish and those of Irish heritage. 200 years later, we are still celebrating with an annual street parade and family day on the third Sunday of March – this year on Sunday 18th March 2012. The Sydney St Patrick’s Day Parade is the third largest in the world, after the New York celebrations.
Irish Dancing including members of Riverdance and school children in spectacular Central Station Sydney. Over 100 dancers spread St Patricks Day cheer in Sydney. Organised and coordinated by Tourism Ireland & Jason Oremus, Chris Naish and the Sneaky Steppers crew