Each and every year, millions of Irish and their friends all over the world, celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, March 17th.
In the name of Saint Patrick, who died on the 17th of March 461, St. Patrick’s Day is a day to commemorate the arrival of Christianity in Ireland. Over the centuries, St. Patrick’s Day has grown from being just a holy day of obligation for Roman Catholics in Ireland to a global celebration of Irish culture.
As one of the most celebrated national holidays around the world, St. Patrick’s Day is the day when everyone becomes “Irish for a day” and wears shades of green, even in Kenya.
Senaca Group together with a host of sponsors including Jameson Irish Whiskey will be hosting the inaugural St. Patrick’s Day Festival Kenya at the Carnivore Simba Saloon, on 17th March 2012.
“We’re bringing the largest party in the world to Nairobi,” states Patrick Chalk, Senaca Group.
Some of the highlights of Kenya’s first official St. Patrick’s Day festival include a Six Nations Rugby final match – Ireland Vs. England, Irish cuisine to feed the masses, performances of River Dance and by Irish bands, and proceeds of the festival will go to Flying Kites Children’s Project and Nyumbani Children’s Home.
Ireland Counsel Joe Obrien attends launch of Inaugural St Patrick’s Day Festival Kenya
Hannah Wesley of Flying Kites Children’s Project, Barry Carey of Senaca EA, and Sister Mary Owens of Nyumbani Children’s Home
Hannah Wesley of Flying Kites Children’s Project, Terry Downes of Senaca EA, Sister Mary of Nyumbani Children’s Home, and Ireland Counsel Joe Obrien