10 St Patrick’s Day Events You’ve Never Heard Of (But Should Attend).
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A Tribute To The Monks: Munich, Germany – 24 years ago, the local council issued a permit for 300 people to celebrate St Patrick’s Day in Munich – 3,000 showed up. Already the home of the Oktoberfest, the world’s largest folk festival, Munich has seen its Irish party swell annually; last year more than 20,000 people marched, watched or celebrated. Publican Paul Daly, the man who started the festival, says Bavaria’s historical link to Ireland can be traced all the way back to when Irish monks introduced Christianity and education back to the region after the Dark Ages – so it’s not all just about drinking.