Edinburgh Businesses Celebrating St Patrick’s Day Festivities

This Saturday, the 17th of March marks the annual St Patrick’s Day; the holiday acknowledging the fifth century Patron Saint of Ireland.

However, it is not just Ireland alone celebrating the date; countries across the globe are eagerly participating in events; making it a recognised holiday in more than thirty countries worldwide. It was reported in 2016, that nearly forty per cent of Americans took part in St Patrick’s Day celebrations equating to 4.4 million dollars being spent on the day alone.

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St Patrick Day celebrations at the Three Sisters, Edinburgh Image Credit: Facebook 

From ceilidhs to traditional music there is an assortment of Irish entertainment to be involved in throughout Edinburgh this weekend.

Edinburgh’s very own Irish pub ‘Malones’ is anticipating to be extremely busy throughout this week, with exciting events starting from tomorrow onwards.

 

Aoibhinn Cullen, who is the PR, Marketing Manager for the popular venue emphasises some of the St Patrick festivities taking place at Malones.

”St Patrick’s weekend at Malones will begin on Thursday with a Father Te Charity Pub quiz, we’ll have live music all weekend… We expect the atmosphere to be electric. Even more so than usual.”

The award-winning Irish Dance Company, Siamsoir are another organisations which are said to be in very high demand throughout the month of March.

 

“As Scotland’s Award Winning Irish Dancers we are very fortunate to be extremely busy over the St Patrick’s season.”

 

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Saimsoir will be helping raise money for Motor Neurine Disease this St Paddy’s Day Image Credit: Saimsoir

Siamsoir’s Artistic Director, Jennifer Roxburgh suggested the reasoning as to why the Irish holiday is so attractive to many across the globe.

“I think the culture that Ireland is known for resonates with everyone. It appeals and draws people in. You feel welcome and not a spectator.”

The renowned dance academy has been professionally performing since 2005 and is based in Leith hosting their very own concert in aid of Motor Neurone Disease, “Celtic Caledonia- a Celtic Fairy-tale.” Which combines traditional Irish with highland dancing. You will be able to watch the performance this month on the 31st of March from 6-8pm at the Jam House.

Information on available tickets are here

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