As far as getting the party started is concerned, New Zealand is always the one to kick things off on the day - with the time difference ensuring that Auckland gets a head start on the festivities each year.
Once the rest of the world wakes up though, you’ll find parades marching down the streets of Tokyo, London, Munich, Singapore and plenty of places in between. Even Buenos Aires experiences a sea of green passing through the calles on the 17th of March, although this is more akin to a huge street party rather than a structured parade.
For some of us, a single day is simply not sufficient to celebrate all things Irish, and many cities have designated entire festivals to honour the good St. Patrick. Of course, Dublin tops the list with a full five days of events featuring everything from an outdoor céilí, spoken word trails, cultural workshops and raring good parties.