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 Ireland in Japan 2017

St. Patrick's Day in Japan: 14 parades, the I Love Ireland Festival, the Emerald Ball and a multitude of other events will be held in March to celebrate Ireland’s national day!

The Embassy is involved in promoting and supporting these events, and if you are Irish or a friend of Ireland, please join this great occasion to celebrate our country and all things Irish.

Ireland in Japan 2017
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You can see an update on all events at the Embassy's dedicated Facebook page:

*Many of these events are organized by volunteers. If you have time and are interested in helping out, please refer to the links below.

There are 14 parades around Japan, with the flagship Tokyo Parade celebrating its 25th trip down Omotesando-dori on 19 March, starting from 1pm.

4 March (Saturday) 3月4日(土)
-Irish Traditional Music Ceremony in Ise:
13.30~14.30, Ise Jingu Geku (Ise city, Mie prefecture)
-Kyoto Parade 京都パレード

12 March (Sunday) 3月12日(日)
-Yokohama parade 横浜パレード
-Matsue parade 松江パレード
-Sumida (Tokyo) parade 墨田(東京)パレード

18 March (Saturday) 3月18日(土)
-Osaka parade 大阪パレード
-Kumamoto parade 熊本パレード
-Okinawa parade 沖縄パレード

-I Love Ireland Festival
10.00~18.00, Yoyogi Park in Shibuya

-The Emerald Ball Tokyo
18.30~, Tokyo American Club

19 March (Sunday) 3月19日(日)
-Tokyo, Omotesando parade 東京パレード
-Nagoya parade 名古屋パレード
-Okayama parade 岡山パレード
-Fukuoka parade 福岡パレード

-I Love Ireland Festival
10.00~17.00, Yoyogi Park in Shibuya

20 March (Monday) 3月20日(月・祝)
-Takamatsu parade 高松パレード

25 March (Saturday) 3月25日(土)
-Japan-Ireland Society: St. Patrick’s Day Symposium 日本アイルランド協会 St. Patrick’s Dayの集い
- The Irish Literature Study Group Annual Meeting for Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day 日本アイルランド文学研究会例会(聖パトリック祭を祝して‐文学講演と詩朗読)

26 March (Sunday) 3月26日(日)
-Chiba parade 千葉パレード
-Fukui parade 福井パレード
-The Wild Rover

*More events and updated information related to the celebration of St. Patrick’s Day in Japan can be found on the following websites: