St. Patrick's Day
Given the presence of the large Irish community in Luxembourg, as well as a substantial English speaking international community, St. Patrick’s Day enjoys a high profile in the Grand Duchy.
St. Patrick’s Day is a time of celebration in Ireland and for all those of Irish descent and affinity around the world. It is a great time for Ireland to engage with and thank long-standing partners, friends, voluntary and community organisations and Irish communities around the world for their ongoing support and the contributions they make overseas.
St. Patrick's Day also gives us a valuable opportunity to show the world that Ireland is open for business and to underline the close links between key trading partners. It also affords us an unrivalled opportunity to show the world the very best of our culture. Events celebrating Irish culture take place in cities and towns across the globe, and include over 40 major events supported by Culture Ireland.
St. Patrick's Day Luxembourg
Every year St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated in and around the city of Luxembourg, on St. Patrick's Day itself - March 17th - and in the days and weeks around it.
The Embassy along with the Irish community in Luxembourg, participate in and organise many special events to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and to use the opportunity to promote Ireland.
In 2014 Luxembourg participated for the first time in the “Global Greenings”. The picture above shows the Greening of the Hôtel de Ville (City Hall) in Luxembourg City in March 2014. This initiative was also supported by Luxembourg in 2015.