St Patrick Day Spring Carnival Parade

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Date(s) - 16/03/2019 - 17/03/2019
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Northern Ireland

As the dark skies of winter fall away, Derry will welcome the spring with open arms in a cacophony of colour and spectacle.

Come join the carnival parade of dancing daffodils, busy bees and slithering snakes as local communities take to the streets in a celebration of Spring.

In ancient times, many festivals celebrated Spring goddesses associated with flowering, growth and the fertility of the land including Celtic goddess Brigit and Hindu Goddess Bhramari ‘the goddess of the bees.’ Brigit and Bhramari will snake their way through the city’s streets along with a host of characters representing Spring and will be joined by Saint Patrick completing the circle.

This year will see pageant pieces from North West Carnival, Greater Shantallow Community Arts, In Your Space and Bluebell Arts and involve over 600 participants from local schools, youth clubs and arts and cultural organisations.