Celebrations begin March 10
St. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland and each year on the 17th of March his day is celebrated in cities and towns around the world. From Sydney to New York, London to Moscow, Boston to Pattaya and every village, town and city in Ireland people will come together enjoy this feast day.
This annual charity event is organized here in Pattaya in conjunction with City Hall, the Father Ray Foundation and the local Irish community and they promise this year’s parade will be bigger and better than previous years. All proceeds will be donated to the Father Ray Foundation, Pattaya’s largest charitable organization.
A day for everyone to celebrate and have a lot of fun.
The 2013 celebrations will commence on the afternoon of Sunday the 10th of March when several teams will compete in a Gaelic Football tournament and an international tug-of-war competition. This will take place on the playing field at Arunothai School, just off Pattaya Central Road opposite Big C Xtra, and everyone is invited to watch or participate if you think you are strong enough.
Before the parade starts on the afternoon of Sunday the 17th there will be a whole day of Irish culture and entertainment in the grounds of Alcazar Theatre on Second Road. Traditional Irish music and dancing, magic shows, face painting, beer drinking competitions, break-dancers and free food, including Irish stew, will keep everyone entertained until the hour arrives for the parade to start.
It is at Alcazar Theatre that all marching bands, decorated floats and marchers will gather before the parade starts at 14:00. Led by St. Patrick, the parade will move down Soi 4 before turning left onto Beach Road. The parade will make its way towards Walking Street where it will turn left before coming to an end on South Pattaya Road in the grounds of School No. 8.
Once all marchers and floats have arrived at School No. 8 the fun will continue with entertainment performed by singers, musicians and dancers who are flying in from the Emerald Isle especially to entertain the people of Pattaya.
For more information please email Ajima at the Father Ray Foundation [email protected] or call her on 0895 059 058.
Saint Patrick will be in Pattaya to lead the parade.
Wear whatever you like for the parade, as long as it is green.