Cheap Flights For St. Patricks Day & Travel Deals
St. Patrick’s Day is perhaps the most celebrated Irish holiday with parties and parades held around the world and celebrated by Irish and non-Irish alike. Between celebrations in Ireland, the rest of Europe and the United States, there is never a shortage of things to do to celebrate the Irish Saint. This year, St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Saturday which means the parties and parades will be well-attended and the celebration and consumption of green beer will be sure to last through the wee hours of Sunday morning. Many travelers choose to book airline tickets around this time and depending on where you wish to spend this day of Irish pride, planning in advance is always a good idea!
St. Patrick is attributed with bringing Catholicism to Ireland and is celebrated for converting the Celts to organized religion. The religious celebration in Ireland has changed drastically to the more party oriented celebrations in other parts of Europe and the United States. St. Patrick’s Day traveled with Irish immigrants to other countries where locals and the non-Irish adopted the celebration. No matter what your ancestral background is, many people “become” Irish on March 17 of each year to partake in the festivities and appreciate Irish culture.
From religious ceremonies to all-day St. Patrick’s Day parades and drinking in Irish pubs, travelers will find a wide array of options to choose from in order to celebrate Saint Patrick. Those who wish to be traditional and experience the authentic day in Ireland, should search for cheap flights to Dublin. The annual St. Patrick’s Festival takes place for three days from March 16 through March 19 and is Ireland’s biggest festival. The preparation for this celebration takes over a year thousands of visitors descend upon the Irish capitol for the festivities. Between traditional Irish music, parades and different forms of entertainment, visitors will not want to miss a minute of this exciting time.
For those who are looking for a different vibe to take part in St. Patrick’s Day 2012 should research cheap tickets to Boston. Home to one of the most vibrant Irish communities in America, South Boston (Southie) celebrates in style with a popular parade, pub crawls, live performances from Irish groups like the Chieftans and more! Southie is a unique enclave of Irish immigrants and their descendants who preserved their heritage. There are a slew of Irish bars here, an appreciation of culture and plenty of people who are ready to have a good time. The parade begins on West Broadway and ends on Dorchester Avenue which gives plenty of spectators a chance to see the entire parade. During this time, airline tickets can drastically increase in price as it is a popular time to travel to plan your Boston itinerary in advance to avoid disappointment.