St Patrick's Day in Lanzarote 2016

The St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in Lanzarote will start with a mass held in the church by the harbour of Puerto del Carmen.

St Patricks Day Lanzarote 2016Pancho Mayor of Tias St Patricks Day 2015

Pancho Hernández., Mayor of Tías presented the programme for the St Patrick’s Day celebrations yesterday, together with Eileen Izquierdo Lawlor, the Honorary Consul of Ireland in Lanzarote and Amado Vizcaíno, Tourism Councillor for Tías. Puerto del Carmen is a magnet for our Irish visitors, Lanzarote attracts over 200,000 tourists from Ireland each year, with a high proportion of these staying within this holiday resort. Tías council invited residents and tourists to join in the celebrations and “be Irish for a day”. The Irish President Michael D. Higgins himself has recently been spotted enjoying a few days in Puerto del Carmen. Lanzarote was also named as the Best Winter Sun Destination 2016 by the Irish Travel Industry, for the 13th consecutive year.

Previous editions of the St Patrick’s Day fiesta have proved very popular and attracted around 5,000 people to join in the celebrations. It has been confirmed that there will be a parade again this year, although it won’t travel along the Avenida de Las Playas, it will start at the Biosfera Plaza shopping centre and end at the Plaza del Varadero in the harbour. The concert stage and food stalls will be situated at the Plaza del Varadero in the old town, harbour area of Puerto del Carmen.

St Patrick’s Day Programme 17th March 2016

11:20 Mass in honour of St Patrick’s Day at the Parroquia de Nuestra Señora de Lourdes

12:00 Formal ceremony with the raising of an Irish flag to the Irish anthem

13:00 – 21:00 Live music with 10 Irish musicians / groups and one local band to finish at the Plaza del Varadero, including:

Charlie Chapman

Mick Garry

Bob & Bosco

Brendan Launders

Dave and Dani

Mick Bennett and John Gold

Tommy Heffernan

Joey Bracken and Irish friends

Gail

Rory, Albert and Pedro

Boulevard

17:00 St Patrick’s Day Parade departing from the Biosfera Plaza shopping centre, through the old town to the Plaza del Varadero


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