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The oldest city in Ireland, Waterford City, was the first spot to declare St. Patrick’s Day a national holiday.  In 1903, Waterford Corporation decided that the 17th should be a city-wide holiday, and they suspended business for the entire day.  And this was before St Patrick’s Day was a national holiday in Ireland. That’s right. They go hard. These days, Waterford celebrates with a traditional parade, music, concerts and street performances. Highlights: Visiting the House of Waterford Crystal (awarded ‘Best Ireland’s Ancient East Tourism Experience’) and exploring the city’s surprising vast viking scene. Pro tip: Want to drink beer while someone else drives you around? Sign up for the Waterford Beer Tour: a seriously cool way to learn about Irish history while stopping in 6 of Waterford’s best local pubs for snacks and drinks. How to celebrate in 2021: This year’s theme is green, and celebrations will take place with social distancing in mind. The city is encouraging folks to plan a parade in their garden, take a walk and watch the city’s buildings turn green, and even participate in a short story competition virtually.

The oldest city in Ireland, Waterford City, was the first spot to declare St. Patrick’s Day a national holiday.  In 1903, Waterford Corporation decided that the 17th should be a city-wide holiday, and they suspended business for the entire day.  And this was before St Patrick’s Day was a national holiday in Ireland. That’s right. They go hard. These days, Waterford celebrates with a traditional parade, music, concerts and street performances. Highlights: Visiting the House of Waterford Crystal (awarded ‘Best Ireland’s Ancient East Tourism Experience’) and exploring the city’s surprising vast viking scene. Pro tip: Want to drink beer while someone else drives you around? Sign up for the Waterford Beer Tour: a seriously cool way to learn about Irish history while stopping in 6 of Waterford’s best local pubs for snacks and drinks.

The oldest city in Ireland, Waterford City, was the first spot to declare St. Patrick’s Day a national holiday.  In 1903, Waterford Corporation decided that the 17th should be a city-wide holiday, and they suspended business for the entire day.  And this was before St Patrick’s Day was a national holiday in Ireland. That’s right. They go hard. These days, Waterford celebrates with a traditional parade, music, concerts and street performances. Highlights: Visiting the House of Waterford Crystal (awarded ‘Best Ireland’s Ancient East Tourism Experience’) and exploring the city’s surprising vast viking scene. Pro tip: Want to drink beer while someone else drives you around? Sign up for the Waterford Beer Tour: a seriously cool way to learn about Irish history while stopping in 6 of Waterford’s best local pubs for snacks and drinks.

The oldest city in Ireland, Waterford City, was the first spot to declare St. Patrick’s Day a national holiday.  In 1903, Waterford Corporation decided that the 17th should be a city-wide holiday, and they suspended business for the entire day.  And this was before St Patrick’s Day was a national holiday in Ireland. That’s right. They go hard. These days, Waterford celebrates with a traditional parade, music, concerts and street performances. Highlights: Visiting the House of Waterford Crystal (awarded ‘Best Ireland’s Ancient East Tourism Experience’) and exploring the city’s surprising vast viking scene. Pro tip: Want to drink beer while someone else drives you around? Sign up for the Waterford Beer Tour: a seriously cool way to learn about Irish history while stopping in 6 of Waterford’s best local pubs for snacks and drinks. How to celebrate in 2021: This year’s theme is green, and celebrations will take place with social distancing in mind. The city is encouraging folks to plan a parade in their garden, take a walk and watch the city’s buildings turn green, and even participate in a short story competition virtually.

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  • Where to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Ireland Where better to celebrate St. Patty's day than in the motherland itself? Pack your best green look and get ready for beautiful ancient castles, fresh air, festive events, picturesque views, and even a little luck in one of the most beautiful and charming countries on the planet.

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