The 2017 Stockholm’s St Patrick’s parade will take place on Saturday the 18th March. All participants will gather from 12.00 at Humlegården (Royal Library side). The Swedish-Irish Society will provide face-painting and hand out balloons, you can put the finishing touches to costumes, pick up some St Patrick’s-themed items to finish off your outfit (hats, flags etc).
At 13.00 St Patrick will lead the Stockholm Pipe Band, Irish wolfhounds, a giant snake, a rainbow leading to a pot of gold, and hundreds of happy people through the streets of Stockholm! At Gamla stan there will be a short concert featuring Irish music and dance (Blarney Pilgrims, Draíocht School of Irish Dancing, Clare Cunningham). Groups such as Spuds and Sill and the Stockholm Gaels gaelic football club will be participating under their own banners.
There will be prizes for best costumes, so gather your family and friends and join the parade!
See website www.swedishirish.com for details.
Also check out our pictures from last year’s parade!