This year’s will take place on Sunday the 15th March. We gather from 13.00 at Humlegården. The Swedish Irish Society will provide face-painting and hand out balloons, you can pick up some St Patrick’s Day-themed bits and pieces to finish off your outfit (hats, boppers, flags etc). A food truck will be in the neighbourhood and there’ll be coffee available to warm you up! We’ll begin to walk at 14.00. We walk to Gamla stan via Birger Jarlsgatan and Kungsträdgården (see map). St Patrick will lead the Stockholm Pipe Band, wolfhounds, stilt-walkers, a giant snake, a rainbow leading to a pot of gold, and hundreds of happy people!
Groups such as Spuds and Sill and the Stockholm Gaels will be participating under their banners. Other groups, such as Paddies with Prams, Proud Paddies, Paddies the Builders etc are also welcome! Gather family and friends and join in. Your imagination is the limit!
We will have fantastic prizes for the Best Dressed Family/Pimped-up Pram and for the Best Dressed Individual/Pair so get working on your outfit! * To be in with a chance to win you will need to register with a member of the committee (come to the float or the tent at Humlegården) between 13.15 and 13.45.* You’ll be given a sticker showing you’ve entered. Prizes will be awarded during the concert in Gamla stan and you must be there in person to be able to win.
We’ll also have a prize for the best photograph taken on the day! Email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or post it to the Society’s Facebook page by Monday 12.00. The winner will be chosen by Wednesday. By entering the competition you grant the Society a licence to freely re-use your photograph in its own material (electronic/print).
We arrive at Kornhamnstorg in Gamla stan before 15.00 and a celebration of Irish music and dance will follow, with performances by Draíocht School of Irish Dancing, the Irish Dance Project, and the Irish Set Dancing group, musicians Kieran O’Loughlin (Loughy), Brian O’Connor & Brian Friel, special singing guest Robert Scott Walker!
The parade is organised annually by the Swedish Irish Society in collaboration with the Irish Embassy in Sweden and with generous sponsorship from businesses in the community. Help is provided by the Stockholm Gaels GAA club.
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