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  • Writer's pictureJason Khoh

Greening Up in Japan: Celebrating St. Patrick's Day Across the Pacific

Updated: Mar 25, 2023



St. Patrick's Day may be an Irish holiday, but the infectious cheer and bright green attire have spread across the Pacific to Japan. As with any celebration, Japanese people embrace this holiday with enthusiasm, by adorning themselves with green clothing and accessories. Many bars and restaurants also offer special menus themed around the festivities.


Although I have no Irish heritage, I have always been fascinated by the way different cultures celebrate this holiday. I remember one particularly memorable St. Patrick's Day when I was first in Japan. I was out exploring Tokyo when I stumbled upon a bar that was decked out in green decorations and playing traditional Irish music. It wasn't long before I found myself chatting with the friendly Japanese patrons, many of whom were eager to learn more about Irish culture and traditions.


While St. Patrick's Day is often associated with alcohol consumption and partying, it's important to remember the deeper meaning behind the holiday. St. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland, and his life and teachings are celebrated not just in Ireland but around the world.


In Japan, St. Patrick's Day is an opportunity to celebrate the country's ties with Ireland and to learn more about Irish culture. Many people participate in parades, attend cultural events, and visit Irish pubs and restaurants to enjoy traditional Irish food and drink.


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