Do you want to know how to make the most of St. Patrick's Day in Malaga? Here are some tips to enjoy of it.
St. Patrick's Day is celebrated on the 17th of March, which is probably the most important festival that takes place in Ireland. Although the tradition of that country has been transferred throughout the rest of the world... And Malaga could not miss it.
Moreover, and especially in more recent history, Ireland and Malaga have been closer than many of us expected.
And you, do you want to make the most of this festival and make the most of St. Patrick's Day in Malaga!
The union between Malaga and Ireland
As we have already mentioned, celebrating St. Patrick's Day in Malaga is not just a coincidence. Nowadays, the number of Irish people living in our country is quite high. At the beginning of 2020 there were 2.656, mainly residing in Fuengirola, Mijas and Marbella, although they also live throughout the province.
And the relationship is also close throughout history. For example, we can go back to the 19th century, during the Industrial Revolution. At that time, Thomas Livermore Page, an Irish fur tanner, came to the town. Here, his daughters married bourgeois from Malaga: Manuel Agustín Heredia, his brother Martín, Serafín Estébanez Calderón, José de Salamanca, José de la Cámara and Miguel Ryan.
Therefore, we can evident affirm that, as far as the bourgeois families of the capital of Malaga are concerned, Irish blood runs in large quantities.
How to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Malaga?
This is a festivity celebrated all over the world. The symbol of the shamrock, icon of the country, is without doubt one of the most representative of this day. Added to this is the colour green, which can be found on T-shirts, trousers, hats and even face paint! Citizens who want to be part of the celebration wear this colour, cities are filled with joy, music and dances, and even many of the main monuments of each municipality are dyed with green lights.
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Malaga city
Do you want to spend the 17th of March in Malaga and feel the spirit of St. Patrick's Day? It's easy: all you have to do is stroll through the streets of the historic centre.
There are many Irish pubs to be found there, decorated for the occasion and with a very special atmosphere.
Beer is another of the great symbols that this festival has acquired over the years, as it is also one of Ireland's representatives. For this reason, many of these pubs and bars also organise beer tastings where you can taste typical Irish brands of beer.
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Fuengirola
We have already mentioned that Fuengirola is one of the corners of the province with the most Irish inhabitants. This means, without a doubt, that there the festivities and celebrations in honour of St. Patrick's Day are not to be missed.
There are many Irish pubs to be found in the streets. In addition, every year the Miramar shopping centre usually organises free activities for several days.
Celebrating St. Patrick's Day in Torremolinos
Almost every year the La Nogalera squeare, the undisputed heart of Torremolinos, turns into a party.
Traditional Irish dances are organised there and food and beer are served too, and some years there are even competitions for the best dressed for the occasion!
This year, because of the measures taken against Covid-19, St. Patrick's Day in Malaga will be celebrated in a very different way. Many of the activities that were celebrated years ago, this year will not be possible....
But that's no reason not to feel the Irish spirit! For this reason we invite you to prepare your route through the city and make the most of this day. Take advantage now to book your own hire car in Malaga, and experience St. Patrick's Day in first person!