St Patrick’s Day revelers turn Australia’s streets green as celebrations kick off in Sydney
Scantily clad revelers in their finest green robes flocked to pubs and clubs across the country on Friday to celebrate St Patrick’s Day.
Sydneysiders flocked to venues at The Rocks and Circular Quay – which has been transformed into an Irish Village – forming a sea of green over Harbor City.
Mini dresses, oversized hats, shades and original headbands and masks – all in emerald green – were popular choices among revelers, Guinness in hand and dancing the night away.
To celebrate Ireland’s national day, partygoers wrapped their arms around each other as they spilled drinks and threw up their hands in joy.
Thousands of revelers in their best green robes flocked to pubs and clubs across the country on Friday to celebrate St Patrick’s Day
Sydneysiders flocked to venues at The Rocks and Circular Quay – which has been transformed into an Irish Village – forming a sea of green over Harbor City
To celebrate Ireland’s national day, partygoers wrapped their arms around each other as they spilled drinks and threw up their hands in joy
Irish you were here! One reveler sported a face paint of the Irish flag and opted for a football shirt
Party-goers formed a sea of green at key locations and enjoyed Guinness- and Irish-style festivities
Last year more than 15,000 people flocked to the NSW capital but this year the numbers are expected to far exceed that mark
Revelers made their way to Sydney early to celebrate the end of the work week
One reveler stylishly paired an oversized green shirt with a little black dress as she got ready for a night of celebrations
Straight from the beach! One night owl opted for a white bikini and green skirt, while her pal paired white trainers with a playsuit
One person wore a green bow tie while another kept it simple in a green top
Last year more than 15,000 people flocked to the NSW capital but this year the numbers are expected to far exceed that mark as temperatures remained at a hot 23 degrees in the city at 9 p.m.
Around 7,00,000 Australians have some Irish ancestry according to census data, with celebrations always big in towns Down Under.
The celebration of St. Patrick’s Day on March 17 dates back more than 1,000 years in Ireland.
But unlike today’s association of the holiday with raucous parades, it was traditionally a day of celebration marked by a morning service and later-day celebration.
The festival is now celebrated around the world, with huge parties in cities with large Irish diasporas.
Since then it has developed dramatically thanks to the arrival of Irish immigrants in the US in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Lucky the Irish! One woman opted for a mint dress maxi dress with a very daring slit, which she paired with Louis Vuitton slides – while her pal helpfully carried her lane
Beach chic: One party-goer opted for a mini skirt and crop top, while another wore a mint green shirt
Heels, miniskirts, and boobs were popular choices among female partygoers
Hats and shamrock sunglasses were popular with the revelers
A woman struck a pose while dancing the night away
One partying person opted for a white bikini and pearls
A night owl opted for a novelty headband and mini shorts
A man chose a green shirt and shorts
A woman in a green mini dress hugs another in daisy dukes and a green top as revelers head to town
Lucky the Irish! A night owl opted for green dungarees as she partied the night away
Traditionally, St. Patrick’s Day has been thought to have originated in the United States in the early 17th century, with festivals, services, and charitable events in New York and Boston that largely paralleled Irish practices.
New York has long been credited with the first recorded St. Patrick’s Day parade, when Irish soldiers in the British Army organized it in 1762.
With an influx of Irish immigrants and growing Irish patriotism in the country, larger celebrations eventually found their way to other places like Philadelphia and Boston.
However, recently discovered historical documents from the city of St. Augustine, Florida, document the first St. Patrick’s Day parade in the United States, celebrated as early as 1600-1601.
In Ireland, modern St Patrick’s Day celebrations have started in recent years with a parade and 4-day festival for the Dublin holiday.
Many were photographed embracing both the celebrations and each other as the party is expected to continue into the early hours of Saturday.
A couple looked delighted and held hands on Sydney Harbour
Despite being 17,204km from Dublin, revelers were sure to make the most of the Sydney celebrations
More than 10,000 people are expected to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day
Dressed in green, the party-goers made their way into town
A woman poses on Sydney Harbour
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