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st Patrick’s Day

In almost every town in Ireland, the national day, St Patrick’s Day (17th March), is celebrated with a parade. Thanks to a long history of significant Irish emigration, a good deal of the world’s cities now also celebrate this. In some places you go to only watch the parade, but in Sweden you get to be the parade!  The parade takes place on the weekend closest to the 17th.

Come join in as we walk through Stockholm (and Malmö!) putting a smile on people’s faces! 

The parade is organised annually by volunteers from the Swedish Irish Society with support from the Irish Embassy in Sweden and with generous sponsorship from the Irish Government's Emigrant Support Programme and businesses in the community.  

Without a vibrant society we cannot continue to organise the parade so if you want to support these efforts please read how you can renew/join the society!

In 2023 we held two events

Thanks to all attendees, volunteers and sponsors!

For questions or queries about St Patrick's Day events please email

Video and photos

Below a short video capturing the sights, sounds and rain of the 2023 parade, and a below that, a video and photos from a sunnier one in 2022.

St Patrick's Day Parade 2019

Strengthening the cultural bonds between Sweden and Ireland – and having fun while we do it!

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