EXPATrick’s Day | St Patrick’s Day
St Patrick’s Day falls on 17th March every year. In Ireland, where it originated, everyone would enjoy a day off and gather with their family to worship St Patrick. Meanwhile, in Singapore, activities will be taking place the whole week from 10th to 17th March and crowds will be gathering all over Singapore for these exclusive St Patrick deals.
Where should you be this St Patrick’s Day?
Conventionally, St Patrick’s Day is associated to three things – the shamrock, the colour green, and pints after pints of beer!
You can look forward to these affordable destinations to cherish the spirit of St Patrick’s this weekend.
Be Out and Merry
Bar Hop at Peranakan Place’s Mini Festival
Located at Orchard Road, there are four bars here offering Guinness draught beers at $10++ for a pint. Here, you also have a chance to bring home a personalized Guinness cup with your name engraved on it.
Soak in the Atmosphere at Guinness’ St Patrick’s Festival
Free entry to all is the annual street party featuring good music, good beer, games and delicious food. Running only on March 16th from 1pm-10pm.
Did we mention that if your name begin with ‘Pat-‘, you’ll be entitled to a special range of perks. So drag all the Patricks, Patsy’s, and other Pats that you know and head down to this merry event.
Or if you’re Irish or accompanied by one, you’d be entitled to benefits including Vespa tours, discounted pints or Guinness merchandise
Sign up to enjoy exclusive Irish cocktails and $5 off Guinness pints.
Do as the Irish do at Local Irish Pubs
Tuck into classic Irish treats such as Guinness Pies or Sheperd’s Pies (between $20 to $24++) and wash it down with unlimited pints at $10 if you like their Facebook page. All you need to do is flash the ad and whisper #IGotLucky.
Deal runs from March 15th to 17th and is open til late.
There will be a series of promotions, activities and entertainment curated especially for this jolly occasion. Come in a crew of five and grab five pints of Guinness and five freshly shucked oysters for only $60++. If you’re feeling the luck of the Irish, take part in their St Patrick’s Trivia and take home a bottle of The Irishman Single Malt whiskey (only on March 14th).
Other activities include:
March 15th – Live Irish folk songs by Irish musician Paddyman
March 16th – Live Airing of the Rugby Six Nations Championships Finals from 8:30pm
March 17th: Traditional Roast Lunch Special at 11:30am.
Catch the Annual St Patrick’s Day Parade
Loud Irish tunes, marching and plenty of green clothes is a sight to behold (and to Instagram) and will be happening on March 17th from 2pm to 3pm. Remember to dress in green to fit in! This parade (and weather) is sure to get you into the right mood for an ice cold pint later in the evening!
March 17th, kicks off at 2pm and wraps up at 3pm.
Stay at Home, Stay Cosy
Spend time with the family and loved ones
Nothing is more fulfilling than time spent with the family, and the weekend is a good chance to dust off the Monopoly and card games and create memories for everyone to reminisce a few years down the road. Bonding time that includes the entire family is quite a rare opportunity and can really bring families together much better than collective screen time. If fights break out betweeen siblings or family members, it’s a great opprtunity for everyone to communicate openly and practice a culture of positive communication and working through problems together. Fill the room with conversation, laughter and love, and put the electronic devices away.
Location: Home Sweet Home
Everyone needs a break once in a while, and street parties and festive seasons do not come around every weekend. Seize this opportunity and soak in the fun, laughter and festive cheer.