Announcing: St Brigid's Day in the United States 2021
News29 January 2021
In Ireland, the first of February marks the beginning of Spring and the celebration of Lá Fhéile Bríde, St Brigid’s Day. Brigid, one of Ireland's three patron saints, can be translated as “the exalted one”. And, over recent years, her festival has come to be an exaltation of Irish women. From Washington to Warsaw, San Francisco to Sydney, Ireland’s diplomatic network, in partnership with local communities, host a series of festivals each February celebrating the contribution Irish women have made across the world.
This year, we’re hosting more than a dozen events, a festival of Brigid across America. Along with our Consulates and partners, we have an incredible line up of events to celebrate the contributions of Irish and Irish-American women. From astronauts to architects, politicians to poets, scientists to business leaders, there is no shortage of phenomenal Irish women making a difference.