St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated for the entire weekend in Prague. This is because every year, more and more expats & locals are loving and supporting the traditional celebrations that make up St. Patrick’s day. Now there aren’t a lot of Irish people in Prague, and St. Patrick’s Day really has nothing to do with Czech’s, but Czechs love a good party and partying in green for St. Patty’s is something to warm up the chilly weather.
As with other notable structures around the world celebrating this holiday, the Petřín Viewing Tower, also known as the Little Eiffel Tower, will be lit in green on the holiday.
Petřín’s new illumination for these events has been approved by city councilors, and could open the doors for the tower to sport some more colors in the future.
However, not everyone agrees with the lighting. The Prague Conservation Reserve issued a statement asserting that the illumination should only be granted for national holidays and “extraordinarily” important days.
One traditional symbol of Saint Patrick’s Day is the Shamrock. “Shamrock” is the common name for several different kinds of three-leafed clovers native to Ireland. The shamrock was chosen Ireland’s national emblem because of the legend that St. Patrick had used it to illustrate the doctrine of the Trinity.