Happy St. Patricks Day to our Irish friends in Eastbourne
17th March 2016
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St. Patricks Day is here, and that means Guinness, Jameson Whiskey and craft beers.

This day celebrates the Irish at heart and brings people together, over what used to be a deeply religious celebration of the death of the Irish patron Saint Patrick. It is now an international festival celebrating the Irish culture and heritage all across the globe. In the 19th and 20th century many Irish fled to other countries (Australia, Canada, United Kingdom and United States), and they took the celebration of this day with them. It is a very popular event, but many marketers might claim that it is now highly commercialised in the 21st century.

It is one of the most social events and everywhere will be green and one will experience a very charismatic atmosphere with leprechauns and the symbol symbolising the day, the shamrock, representing the Holy Trinity. The celebrations brings Irish communities together, welcoming anyone who has an interest in their cultural heritage.

The biggest celebrations are in the mainland of Ireland, and within the UK in London but the festivities are celebrated in Eastbourne as well, supported by local pubs and cafés. Go to your local pub and enjoy a pint with your friends or ravish an Irish stew and corned beef and cabbage, have a pint or an Irish coffee.  

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