The first ever St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Budapest was held in 2011. The 2016 event, organized by the Irish Hungarian Business Circle, promises to be even bigger and better. The parade starts at 3 pm on Sunday, March 20nd on Szabadság tér and it will finish at Instant.
For more info on the parade visit the organizers' page on Facebook.
Kiss me I’m Irish (in Budapest)
Well…not really, but everyone is Irish on March 17th and I love St. Patrick’s Day festivities wherever they are held around the world. In addition to the parade, here is a list of pubs where you can party with the Irish in Budapest:
Guinness House – Guinness House, the newest addition to Budapest’s Irish pub scene, is celebrating with live, traditional Irish music.
Irish Cat Pub – The Irish Cat Pub on Kálvin Square is celebrating with parties, live music, Guinness and Irish whisky.
Caledonia – The Scottish pub Caledonia offers a special St. Patrick’s week Irish menu, draught Guinness and a selection of Irish whiskies.
St. Patrick’s Day, a celebration of Irish culture
St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated on March 17th. It’s an Irish holiday, named after St. Patrick, a 5th century priest, founder of the Irish Church and patron saint of Ireland. It’s a religious feast, which has been observed over many centuries. On St. Patrick’s Day Irish families would traditionally attend church in the morning and celebrate in the afternoon. Today, St. Patrick’s Day is a celebration of Irish culture worldwide, with the St. Patrick’s Day Parade being one of the highlights of the festivities everywhere. The tradition of wearing something green on this day goes back to the 17th century, when green ribbons were worn.