St. Patrick's Day is the National Holiday of Ireland and Northern Ireland. It is celebrated in honour of Saint Patrick, a Christian missionary born in the 4th century and the primary patron saint of Ireland. Originally, St. Patrick's Day was a church celebration but it has since turned into a celebration of Irishness in many countries around the globe. Even non-Irish nationals like joining in on the celebrations that day.
St. Patrick's Festival Berlin 2019
The official St. Patrick's Festival in Berlin in 2019 will take place on Saturday, 16 March 2019 at the bar and beergarden "Birgit & Bier" in Berlin-Kreuzberg. For the celebrations there will be Irish drinks and food, live music, Irish dancing, TV coverage of Six Nations rugby games, face painting for the kids and a party. The festival starts at 1 p.m. in the early afternoon.
Funkturm Berlin turns green
Every year, the Funkturm lights up green for Saint Patrick's Day. The "Global Greening" project, which lets many sights and attractions all over the world take on a green glow, is supported by Tourism Ireland. On St. Patrick's day, the observation platform of the 126-metre high landmark in the district of Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf is open for visitors from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m.
Irish Pubs in Berlin
On St. Patrick's Day, the many Irish pubs in Berlin open their doors for everyone who wants to celebrate the easy-going Irish attitude towards life. The pubs usually offer live music, snacks and Guinness, the "national drink of Ireland". Here is a selection of great pubs in Berlin:
Unfortunately, the St. Patrick's Day parade in Berlin seems to be a thing of the past. The last one took place in 2015. More than 3000 visitors participated in the parade that year, most of them dressed in shamrock green.