Luck of the Irish: Discounted Business Class Tickets and World-Class St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations

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Where are the world’s best St. Patrick’s Day celebrations? We list five of our favorite destinations that celebrate the day with bountiful revelry. Whether you fly to Dublin or London, you can enjoy the festivities and the trip with deeply discounted business class tickets from IFlyFirstClass.

March will be here before you know it, and you don’t want to get stuck celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in a ho-hum spot. Whether or not you’re Irish, St. Patrick’s Day is a global celebration teeming with parades, Irish cuisine, free-flowing green beer and plenty of gaiety. Many cities around the world put on spectacular St. Patrick’s Day events. Consider booking a business class flight to one of these exciting cities to experience St. Patrick’s Day to the fullest.

Dublin and other Irish cities offer the penultimate celebrations. The city itself hosts a day-long festival featuring abundant live Irish music and hundreds of booths featuring Irish crafts and products. While you’re there, fill up on tasty dishes like Guinness-marinated tri-tip and corned beef sliders. Step out of the festival grounds to enjoy lively parades, pancake breakfasts, fun runs and galas. 

Family-friendly fun is the key to Belfast’s St. Patrick’s Day parade featuring pipers and drummers, colorful street performers, elaborate floats and a towering St. Patrick. The parade concludes with a free concert at the Custom House Square. Other city festivities include a 10K run and a tea dance.

Business class airfare deals to London are plentiful right now, thanks to recently released deals from IFlyFirstClass.

The city is a terrific place to celebrate the day, partly thanks to Tourism Ireland's magnificent green lighting displays on London landmarks. London devotes a whole week to celebrate Ireland’s most beloved saint. Its parade is held on the Sunday closest to St. Patrick’s Day. The lively festival in Trafalgar Square honors Irish culture with an Irish food market, a film festival, a comedy festival and ceilidhs filled with dancing and music.

For three days, Muscovites honor Irish culture with a vibrant event that includes a film festival, a documentary festival and more than 100 themed events. The celebration also includes the legendary music, theater, comedy and dance of the Irish Fringe Fest.

If you don’t want to bundle up in scarves and coats for this year’s St. Paddy’s Day celebration, Auckland is the place to go. The city’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration includes a grand Emerald Ball, a fun fair with Gaelic football and Irish dancing and the vivid Huge Green Group St. Patrick’s Day Parade. 

If you want to honor St. Patrick’s Day in a more authentic or historic way, stay tuned for our next blog. We’ll offer more tips on finding amazing deals on business class seats and ways to memorably celebrate the saint’s day.