Save the Date! Saturday, 17th March 2012.
This year's St. Patrick's Day aims to be even bigger and better than before, with plenty of Irish music, drinks and LIVE IRISH DANCES (performed by professional dancers)
Book now and receive a free pint of beer upon arrival
Tickets £20 and for hotel guests £15
London, since 2002, has had an annual Saint Patrick's Day parade which takes place on weekends around the 17th, usually in Trafalgar Square. The festival is named after Saint Patrick (c. AD 387–461), the most commonly recognised of the patron saints of Ireland. It originated as a Catholic holiday and became an official feast day in the early 17th century. It has gradually become more of a secular celebration of Irish culture.
In 2008 the water in the Trafalgar Square fountains was dyed green. Originally, the colour associated with Saint Patrick was blue. Over the years the colour green and its association with Saint Patrick's Day grew. Green ribbons and shamrocks were worn in celebration of St Patrick's Day as early as the 17th century. He is said to have used the shamrock, a three-leaved plant, to explain the Holy Trinity to the pagan Irish, and the wearing and display of shamrocks and shamrock-inspired designs have become a ubiquitous feature of the day.
Hopefully the party will be the talk of the town!
Hotel Rafayel on the Left Bank, 34 Lombard Road, London SW11 3RF
Telephone: +44 (0) 207 801 3600