For some people it's a splash of green on a work uniform. To others, it's drinking until they see leprechauns. But every year on the 17th of March, people in Sydney get right into the spirit of St Patrick's Day, no matter what country their ancestors are from.
Ah, I was about to post that same question but I am glad you did. The St Patricks Parade on the Sunday prior is good fun. The party generally finishes at Prince Alfred Park Surry Hills. Otherwise a pint of Guinness at Scruffy Murphy's is bliss. Also a sad day for me as it was my Grandmothers birthday on that day, and she passed away ages ago.
The only place the celebrate in style and tradition has to be at one of Sydney's Irish pubs, clubs or bars. Scruffy Murphies is your go-to in the city CBD, so if you are after somewhere easy to get to, cheap and attracts a younger crowd thats your spot. However, in my own search for the best Irish pub in Sydney I have come across this awesome little place nestled in the middle of the Entertainment Quarter Precinct in Moore Park (nay Fox Studios). Its called PJ Gallaghers Irish Pub (http://www.pjseq.com.au) and it is hands down the best Irish pub I have had the pleasure of visiting. Its just a short bus ride (or walk from Central for the more energetic) from the CBD and surely offers the Irish escape you need for this St Patties day!
Well most people, Iím guessing would have to go to work if the day falls during the week, & then go to go an Irish pub after work. There would probably be a lot of Irish tourists here, celebrating with a Guinness or 2! it would be a very different story on a weekend though, with the lovely Irish parade & all the very crowded Irish pubs.
Am of total Irish descent through my Mother's lineage, & I enjoy celebrating the 'Green'.
Usually go to an Irish Pub for Dinner, accompanied, of course, by a few 'Guinness' pots! Just love it!
When I was in Ireland, I felt very much 'at home'. Went to the Irish National Stud, & saw two Melbourne Cup winning horses there, agisting. One was 'Vintage Crop'.
And all the new foals; they were just beautiful! Jumping & gambolling in the lush green paddocks, with their 'Mums' keeping watch on their precious offspring!
When at School, we got a holiday on this Date, & I remember one year, nearly my whole class went to see 'Ben-Hur' movie!
Ah, the 'luck of the Irish', is strong with me! Lol!