Every year on March 17th millions of people around the world come together to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Here’s our roundup of the favorite locations for TEFL teachers abroad to enjoy this iconic Irish festival.

Here are the best voted Paddy’s Day Festivals by TEFL Teachers

1. Singapore City, Singapore

Singapore show their dedication to the holidays more than anyone, the Singapore River is dyed green and a Harley-Davidson fleet leads the pack at the Singapore St. Patrick’s Day Parade, it’s one of largest celebrations in Southeast Asia.

St. Patrick's day parade in Singapore.

2. Montserrat, West Indies

Known as the “Emerald Isle” of the Caribbean, Montserrat is the only other place outside of Ireland where St. Patrick’s Day is considered a public holiday.

Irish descendants make up most of the inhabitants of the island located in the British West Indies. It’s celebrated over 10 days, which includes festivities such as a Kite Festival and a St. Patrick’s Day dinner.

St. Patrick's in West Indies.

3. Tokyo, Japan

Japan embraces the Irish tradition with open arms. The parade is a glorious mix of traditional Japanese and Irish culture. The costumes have evolved to have the best components of both cultures.

4. Buenos Aires, Argentina

You might not believe it but there is 500,000 Irish people living in Argentina. With that many people with Irish roots living in one place its hard to keep them quiet.

Though it’s often called “The Paris of South America,” the Argentinian capital looks more like Dublin every March 17th. This festival is the most unique of the lot as it has a South American flair to it. The mixture of Irish and Argentine culture seems like it shouldn’t work but it does.

St. Patrick's Day in Argentina.

5. Dubai, U.A.E

Dubai brings a modern twist to the celebrations. The pubs feature DJs, happy hour specials and even a petting zoo for the kids. It’s fair to say the celebrations are just as manic.

Historically, Ireland has produced a nation famous for traveling; today is no different and it doesn’t matter how far they’re away from home or how many generations have passed; Irish culture is fully embraced!

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