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Seoul will celebrate St. Paddy's Day

The Irish Association of Korea (IAK) has been hosting this event since 2001

Photo: IAK

/NOVOSTIVL/ It's #PaddyNotPatty season again, as March 17 approaches and we gear up for various celebrations of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. Although often shortened as St. Patty's Day, almost every Irish person will tell you the correct form is St. Paddy's Day, as the Irish form of Patrick is Padraig. This article appeared in the Korea Times.

The IAK will host its usual outdoor event in D-Cube Plaza at Sindorim Station on Seoul Metro lines 1 and 2. The free event offers music and dance, face-painting and much more. Also offered are fancy dress prizes and a raffle grand prize of airline tickets to Ireland. The festival runs from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. this Saturday, March 16, the day before St. Paddy's Day.

The IAK also has a concert planned for Saturday night at Club FF and Gogo's in the Hongik University area in western Seoul. For just 10,000 won, one can enjoy up to nine bands starting at 6:30 p.m. The bands include Irish punk act DaddyORadio, traditional Irish act Ceoltoiri Korea and R&B acts Pentasonic and Sotto Gamba.


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