St. Patrick's Day in Berlin

St. Patrick's Day in Berlin

17 March 2020

On St. Patrick's Day, Berliners and Irishmen celebrate the Irish National Holiday in Irish pubs all over Berlin.

St. Patrick's Day

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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.

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:

Photo Galleries (in German)

  • St. Patrick's Day Parade 2015© dpa
    St. Patrick's Day Parade 2015
  • St. Patrick's Day Parade 2014 in Berlin© dpa
    St. Patrick's Day Parade 2014
  • St. Patrick's Day Parade 2013 in Berlin© dpa
    St. Patrick's Day Parade 2013
Classic Open Air in Berlin
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