St. Patrick’s Day in Poland: The Greenest Day of the Year!
News14 February 2019
Festiwal Świętego Patryka will take place across Poland to celebrate Ireland’s national day
on 17 March.
St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated in Poland and around the world every year. As part of Festiwal Świętego Patryka, events – concerts, exhibitions, lectures and “Irish Days” – will take place all across the country. Polish cities will join the Global Greening campaign and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by lighting up famous buildings in green on 17 March. Minister Kevin Moran will visit Poland to represent the Irish Government over the St. Patrick’s Day period.
Festiwal Świętego Patryka
An online calendar of events taking place around Poland for St. Patrick’s Day is available now and will be regularly updated. Click on Kalendarz Wydarzeń to find an event happening near you! You will also be able to follow news about Festival events on Twitter and Facebook using the #swPatryk hashtag.
Cities across Poland will turn landmarks green for St. Patrick’s Day. Polish landmarks will join the Empire State Building in New York, Niagara Falls, Sacré-Cœur Basilica in Paris, Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Sydney Opera House, as well as many other iconic sites around the world.
53 landmarks in Poland taking part in the famous Global Greening campaign in 2019:
|Warsaw||Palace of Culture and Science|
Uczniowska Street flyover
Kościuszki Street flyover
Centre of Culture and Art
|Katowice||Spodek Sports and Entertainment Arena|
Regional Cultural Centre
Echo shopping centre
Father Bernatek Footbridge
Lipska-Wielicka Street flyover
Centre for the Meeting of Cultures
OFF Piotrkowska Center
TME Office Center
Museum of Malbork
City Hall Tower
Astronomical Observatory Tower
Old Town's Amphitheatre
|Opole||National Centre of Polish Song|
Poznań Archaeological Museum
The Raczyński Library
Poznań Grand Theatre
Bishop Jordan Bridge
Adam Mickiewicz University Main Auditorium
Poznań Główny railway station/AVENIDA Poznań
Honorary Consulate of Ireland
|Przemyśl||Brama Przemyska Bridge|
Browar B. Cultural Centre
Marshal Edward Rydz-Śmigły Bridge
Lower Silesian Governor's Office
Old Town Hall
University of Wrocław
Wrocław Opera House
Krzesło Kantora (chair sculpture)
Wrocław Główny railway station
Kevin Moran, Minister for the Office of Public Works and Flood Relief, will visit Poland over the St. Patrick’s Day period as part of the Government’s 2019 ‘Promoting Ireland’ programme. Minister Moran will visit Warsaw and Kraków, taking part in business events to promote trade between Ireland and Poland.
Two-way trade was worth €3.75 billion in 2017. There are over 50 flights per week between Ireland and 11 Polish cities. Irish food and beverage exports to Poland were worth €167 million in 2017. St. Patrick’s Day is the perfect occasion to try delicious and sustainable Irish food!
The popularity of St. Patrick’s Day and Irish culture in Poland is helped by the strong people-to-people ties between Ireland and Poland. Up to 130,000 Poles live in Ireland, where they are very welcome.
Poland is home to a vibrant Irish community. The charity Irish Ball, organised by Irish volunteers in Warsaw, is one of the highlights of the St. Patrick’s Day calendar and raises money for Polish charities. Warsaw is home to Poland’s first Gaelic football club, Cumann Warszawa. The Irish-Polish Chamber of Commerce is a hub of business and social activities for growing Irish-Polish trade ties.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day from the Embassy of Ireland!