St Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland, so no wonder his day is so loved around the world. It is especially prevalent in America, where many of the Irish have migrated in the past few centuries so, like many American holidays, it’s celebrated to the max.
At Walt Disney World, The Raglan Road Mighty St. Patrick’s Festival presents three days and nights (from 15th to 17th March) of live Irish music headlined by one of Celtic rock’s hardest working bands, the Young Dubliners. Nine bands in all join the talented Raglan Road troupe of Irish dancers to feature non-stop entertainment from mornings and on into late night during the annual celebration.
The Raglan Road Irish Dancers will perform throughout the festival, inviting children on stage for a fun dance lesson. Even the adults can join in to learn the fun traditional Irish steps.
Raglan Road is America’s #1 Irish pub, and it’s not hard to see why. Guests can order from Raglan Road’s brunch, lunch, dinner and bar menus which will include new menu items such as the Guinness-infused Bangin’ Bangers and Mighty Mash and In Cod’s Way – a pan-seared north Atlantic cod with lemon and herb crushed potatoes, garden peas with tomato and caper butter sauce.
Disneyland Paris are also enjoying the tradition of St Patrick’s Day on 17th March in both the parks and the village with a range of new shows and entertainment.
The Videopolis Theater scene will be animated by traditional dances and songs throughout the day. In order for young and old to dress up in the colours of Ireland, free make-up sessions will be offered, not far from the Theater, as well as at the face-painting stand in the Walt Disney Studios.
In the Village, dances, street entertainment and live concerts of City of Light Ceili Band Duo and Greenland Whalefishers will also extend the party until the end of the night. Even the Disney Illuminations will have its own twist, with new fireworks specially designed for the occasion.
Disneyland Paris are also holding similar events for St David’s Day from 8th to 10th March, where Cardiff Fever and Cassidy Street will come to ignite the Billy Bob’s Country Western Saloon during live concerts.