London Goes Green for St. Patrick’s Day

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St Patrick’s Day is not all parades and green beer and corned beef with cabbage. OK, maybe it is 🙂

However, when I think of St. Patrick’s Day I think of four leaf clovers that never seem to bring me any luck.

I think of leprechauns.

I think of Shamrock cookies with green sprinkles.

I think of cozy warm knit sweaters and long wool scarves made out of Irish wool.

I think of flowers and smell of spring.

I think of Daffodils and bouquets of new love in the air. Spring is right around the corner when you go to St. Patrick’s Day.

I think of the Irish songs like: “When Irish Eyes are Smiling”, “Danny Boy” and anything by The Pogues.

Last but not least, I think of a funny parade and loads of booze.

This year in London the highlight of the day’s non-booze is a parade whose theme is ‘World of Dance’.

The cutest spot in the crowd. She is getting into the spirit.

It seems like they have been waiting all year for the big day.

A father and daughter dance on a float.

Bagpipers parade through London.

Thousands of people throng in Trafalgar Square to the annual celebration of Ireland’s patron saint. Irish know how to party and they are inclined to extend a warm welcome to anyone willing to enter into the festive spirit. Despite the crowds, the atmosphere was extremely laid back, without any hint of rowdiness.

St Patrick in Trafalgar Square. “I am Patrick, a sinner, most uncultivated and least of all the faithful and despised in the eyes of many.”

In Heaven there is no beer that’s why we drink it here! We do apologize 🙂

These are sort of hats we expect to see on St Patrick’s Day. And they did it 🙂

A fancy dress for today? You can’t go wrong on St Patrick’s Day.

Balloons in Ireland’s colors flying above Trafalgar Square.

Getting a bit thirsty? I got the feeling that tonight’s gonna be a good night. As St Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland, it should come as no surprise that his saint’s day is marked with particular gusto by the many Irish pubs.

All for beer, beer for all. For one night a year, everyone can be a honorary Paddy. The whole point of St Patrick’s is to drink yourself insensible…..indeed, the end of the evening is somewhat of a blur….mon the irish biff!



Catalina Serban

I came into this world on a cold morning of January in a small town in the south of Romania. So that, I really enjoy dressing for winter. Layering up a winter look is very challenging and creative process, isn't it? I moved to London coz everyone wears bright colors. And I love colors. In Bucharest, everybody is in black! When I was in my late teens, I was really into hair; I dyed it different colors and had loads of haircuts. After graduating marketing in Bucharest and working for a couple of years in advertising, I've taken up fashion art direction, here in London. As John Galliano observes, London is the essence of fashion, it is the most cosmopolitan city in the world. Hunger, curiosity and its eclectic, electrifying surroundings make it very inspiring. Some people call me a rebel, but I just feel like I'm living my life and doing what I want to do. Aaaaa foremost, I never go out without my biffy tote :)

2 Comments

  1. klair

    March 18, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    Corned beef?? That is what the Americans eat on St Patrick’s Day not the Irish and not one mention of Ireland winning the 6 Nations???

  2. Catalina Serban

    Catalina Serban

    March 19, 2014 at 11:54 am

    From Oscar Wilde and James Joyce to Pierce Brosnan and Brian O’Driscoll, Ireland is the home of many famous people in such diverse fields as literature, film, politics, religion, science, the arts and of course sport. Sorry about not mentioning all of them. Guinness and probably the irish-american corned beef recipe are responsible for that.

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