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St. Patrick's Day

Every year, from Prague to Ostrava, and in plenty of locations in between, there are great celebrations of all things Irish on St. Patrick's Day itself - March 17th - and in the days and weeks around it. The Embassy participates in and organises many special events and uses the opportunity to promote Ireland.

St. Patrick’s Day is a global celebration of what it means to be Irish; the spirit, the determination, the creativity and that indefinable something that makes us who we are. Ireland is capable of great things and every year, the Embassy uses St. Patrick’s Day to show the world just what we can do.

St. Patrick's Day

Every year, our Embassy works with the State Agencies on a programme which includes:

  • organising official events with a strong trade focus.
  • participating in the "Global Greenings" of iconic Czech sites.
  • attending a series of events, including business networking events and cultural events through the country.

Growing our economy

The focus on Ireland on St. Patrick's Day gives us a valuable opportunity to show the world that this country is open for business and to underline the close trade links between the Czech Republic and Ireland. We encourage the building of relationships, investment and tourism.

Sharing our culture

We celebrate our rich culture and heritage and we’re proud of its influence on world literature, art and music. St. Patrick’s Day is a great chance for us to share our culture with others, especially in countries where there's less awareness of Ireland. Our Embassy staff work closely with Culture Ireland to stage cultural events around St. Patrick's Day, drawing positive publicity for Irish culture and for Ireland as a place to visit, study and do business.

Saying thank you

St. Patrick's Day is a great time for Ireland to engage with and thank longstanding partners, friends, voluntary and community organisations and Irish communities around the world for their ongoing support and the contributions they make.