Irish Week’s most colourful event is of course the unforgettable Irish carnival.
The most exuberant event of IRISH WEEK is the traditional St Patrick’s Day PARADE and CONCERT running for the 25th time in Moscow.
The PARADE is held to mark the anniversary of the passing of IRELAND’S PATRON SAINT, ST.PATRICK in 461 AD. ST.PATRICK is recognised by both the Catholic and Russian Orthodox Churches for his conversion of the Irish from Celtic Druid paganism to Christianity.
On Saturday the 18th of March 2017 at 12.00 at the entrance to SOKOLNIKI PARK, over 15,000 Muscovites are expected to join the official parade and concert participants as well as hundreds of thousands more across the world to participate in this unique celebration.
Immediately after the parade procession and concert of Irish traditional music finishes (around 14:00), all guests can continue the St.Patrick’s Day celebrations at the legendary DAY & NIGHT concert at Izvestia Hall (buy tickets here).