Pattaya Daily News

12 March 2011 :: 12:03:40 pm 51422

St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2011

Pattaya, 10th March 2011 [PDN]: On Thursday afternoon (17th March 2011), Pattaya will be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, along with other cities in the world such as Dublin, New York, Belfast, London and Sydney.
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This is the first St. Patrick’s Day celebration held in Pattaya, as the number of Irish bars and ex-pat community continue to rise over the past years.

The parade will begin at 1:30pm and the starting point locates opposite to Soi 4 on Beach Road. The parade will extend down towards Walking Street. Then the route continues left onto South Pattaya Road before turning left again onto Second Road. The parade will cease at Alcazar theatre.

Event organizers hope that this year parade will be the first of many more annual events in the future. Everybody is welcome to join the parade, whether you are Irish or not. All bars – Irish plus non-Irish, and other businesses in Pattaya are invited to join the parade in their decorated vehicles or boats.

Registration fee for each boat is only 5,000 Baht, in exchange for a valuable priceless fun experience that St. Patrick’s Day Parade will promise to give. This day will be an enjoyable day for both residents and tourists of Pattaya.

Besides the entertainment factor, St. Patrick’s Day Parade is also a charity event. The money raised from sponsorship and boat registration will be donated to two local charity organizations – the Foundation Of Life and Father Ray Foundation. Both organizations have strong Irish connection. Sister Joan of Foundation of Life is from the village of Dunmore in County Galway in Ireland. Meanwhile, the grandparents of Father Ray Brennan come from the counties of Mayo and Kerry in Ireland.

Everyone is invited to come along and join in the fun on Thursday afternoon. You may come with a decorated boat or vehicle. You may come just to watch the marching bands and boats. Whatever the reason is, come and dress in green which is themed color for the event, in remembrance of the shamrock – a three-leaved plant, that Saint Patrick used to explain the Holy Trinity to the pre-Christian Irish people.

Reporter : Jirrawat   Photo : Jirrawat   Category : Announcement News

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