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Sydney's celebrations are among the world's biggest
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Sydney's St Patrick's Day celebrations will be held on Sunday March 15 and consist of a Parade and subsequent Family Day. Both will share the theme 'Celebrate Life'.
The parade will commence at midday from the corner of Bathurst Street and George Street. It will then proceed along George Street, turn right into Park Street and left into Elizabeth St, before finishing up at James Street. Floats and entertainers will cover Australia and Ireland's entwined histories.
If you get to the event early, there will be a pre-parade celebrations on George Street, opposite Town Hall, from 10.30am to 11.50am. They will include entertainment, music and dancing.
After the parade (around 1.00pm), at Hyde Park North, the Family Day will start, and run until 6.30pm. The Irish and Australian national anthems will be sung and then entertainment including local Irish bands and musicians will take over.
Other activities at the Family Day will include an area for children, a Citizenship Ceremony, a seisiún tent, stalls and various community groups.
These St Patrick's Day celebrations rival any held around the world. The parade is the largest to be put on anywhere in the Southern Hemisphere and the entire event is only exceeded in size by the ones held in New York, Dublin and Boston.