The Budapest Saint Patrick’s Day Parade 2019

Last year I did the unthinkable and skipped the Saint Patrick’s Day Parade- my excuse would be that since it always takes place very close to the March 15th long weekend, one feels tempted to use the extra bank holiday for some sort of city break and I could not resist temptation. This year, though,…

The Budapest Saint Patrick’s Day Parade 2017

I was planning to start the post with a diatribe on how, since we attend the Budapest Saint Patrick’s Day Parade each year (it has just turned the respectable age of seven), I will run out of subjects to cover, but, alas, this is exactly how I started the post last year- congratulating myself here…

The Budapest Saint Patrick’s Day Parade 2016

Going to the Saint Patrick’s Day Parade year after year pretty much means you’ll sooner or later run out of subjects to write about- there’s more people every year- check, the weather is always a tad better than predicted, under the auspices of the proverbial Irish luck- check, it’s amazing how many people turn out…

The Budapest Saint Patrick’s Day Parade 2015

Brendan Behan claimed that the Irish do not have a nationality, but a psychosis, which might be correct- and it might also be contagious. No other nation in the world, particularly not a relatively tiny one, with 6 million people stranded on a remote island, could generate such a commotion in a Central European capital…

Saint Patrick’s Day Parade

It’s so lovely to be Irish, people all over the world march on the day of you national saint wearing silly hats and drinking rivers of Guinness and Jameson. Yesterday’s parade in Budapest was particulary exciting, as the wind decided on several occasions it was time to turn the mode to mild hurricane, which sent…