Valentine’s Day has come and gone and Easter is still two months away but if you need an excuse to get away, you could celebrate St Patrick’s Day in a whole host of ways.
The actual St Patrick’s Day is March 17th but the celebrations now go on much longer and WhichBudget has put together the best places to celebrate.
The obvious choice would be Dublin, which hosts a five-day St Patrick’s Festival, from 16-20 March and visitors can stay in The Clarence Hotel, owned by Bono and his U2 band mate The Edge, from €154 per night.
New York also takes a big interest in the celebrations and this year it celebrates 250 years of the St Patrick’s Day Parade, which is now the biggest in the world.
Visitors can enjoy green beer and green bagels from the Big Green Apple as well as plenty of traditional Irish fayre, WhichBudget.com could help with both flights and accommodation.
In Chicago they take things even further, dying the Chicago River a bright emerald green, while Montreal hosts the longest-running St Patrick’s Day Parage.
Florence is also getting in the act with the week long ‘Irlanda in Festa’ celebrating all things ‘Oirish.’