The Irish Embassy in Singapore marked St. Patrick’s Day on 16th March 2023 with a vibrant celebration that included music, dance, and traditional Irish cuisine. The event was attended by a large number of people including Senior Minister of State for Communications and Information, Mr. Tan Kiat How, who represented Singapore at the occasion. This year’s reception was particularly special as it was the first time the new ambassador of Ireland to Singapore, H.E. Sarah McGrath, hosted a National Day reception, which was held at Conrad Centennial Hotel.
SIGNIFICANCE of St. Patrick’s Day: St. Patrick’s Day is an important cultural and religious celebration for the Irish people. It is celebrated on 17th March every year and marks the death of Saint Patrick, the patron Saint of Ireland. The holiday is celebrated not just in Ireland but all over the world, with parades, festivals, and events that showcase Irish culture and heritage. The significance of St. Patrick’s Day lies in its ability to bring people of all backgrounds and nationalities together in a celebration of Irish culture and identity.