St. Patrick’s Festival at Dublin Cultural Institute

We love St. Patrick here at Dublin Cultural Institute!

Ireland You Are…was the theme for the 2017 Festival Parade which made its way through the heart of the capital city, and right past DCI school, in a flourish of colour and flair. Ireland’s finest street-theatre companies marched along with fantastic colour and performances bringing the themes of St. Patrick’s Day to life with their spectacular creations.

Bands from Ireland were joined by music groups from around the world, including France, Germany, the Bahamas, Switzerland and the USA.

We had a great view from Dublin Cultural Institute language school as the spectacular, energetic procession passed through the heart of Dublin City.

Ireland’s capital city is a popular tourist destination throughout the year because it’s an ever growing cosmopolitan city in a country renowned for its bustling nightlife, welcoming nature, inspiring culture, and breath-taking scenery.

Dublin becomes even more vibrant and inspiring at this time of the year… and the sun even began to shine for the parade.

Patrick was born in AD 387 probably in Scotland. His real name was Maewyn Succat. At age sixteen, he was captured by Irish raiders and spent several years as a slave in Ireland. After he escaped, he trained as a priest and then returned to Ireland to tell people about Christianity. He used the shamrock to help explain his teachings to the pagans. Each year millions of people celebrate St. Patrick’s Day around the world. It is a national holiday in Ireland. It is celebrated by parades and wearing green.

Many of DCI’s students travel to Ireland with the intention of learning English and also experiencing as much as possible of a new culture while they are here. At DCI, we do our part in making sure our students get the most from all the different events happening in Dublin and Ireland during the year.

Hope you had a great St. Patrick’s Day everyone!