(DUBLIN, IRELAND) St Patrick’s Day is different over here. It’s a national holiday, which means few people go to work and kids are out of school. And around 500,000 people show up for the parade.
St Patrick’s Day is much more of a fun family celebration than the green-beer-soaked antics surrounding most celebrations in the US. Mention green beer to an Irishman, and they grimace. They also grimace if you think you are being cute by spelling it St Patty’s. It’s St Paddy’s Day…because the Gaelic name of Patrick is Padraig.
I’m over here in Dublin for a four-day, multipurpose business trip. I’ve been meeting with execs at Tourism Ireland, Guinness and Aer Lingus (on which I flew from SFO in its new lie-flat business class seat). I took off a day for a side trip up to Belfast to check out my family roots. (Stay tuned for future posts.)
Today I was lucky enough to tag along with a contingent of “international media” and ride in a open-topped double-decker bus for the length of the parade route.
What a treat! Here are some glimpses of what I saw.
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