Wednesday, March 14, 2012

St. Patrick's Day 2012 Media Launch

St. Patrick's Day 2012

Official Media Launch for Guinness St. Patrick's Day 2012

St. Patrick's Day is a cultural and religious holiday celebrated on 17 March. It commemorates Saint Patrick (c. AD 387–461), the most commonly recognised of the patron saints of Ireland, and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland. It is observed by the Catholic Church, the Anglican Communion (especially the Church of Ireland), the Eastern Orthodox Church and Lutheran Church. Saint Patrick's Day was made an official feast day in the early seventeenth century, and has gradually become a secular celebration of Irish culture in general.

The day is generally characterised by the attendance of church services, wearing of green attire and the lifting of Lenten restrictions on eating, and drinking alcohol, which is often proscribed during the rest of the season.

Saint Patrick's Day is a public holiday in the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Newfoundland and Labrador and in Montserrat. It is also widely celebrated by the Irish diaspora, especially in places such as Great Britain, Canada, the United States, Argentina, Australia, and New Zealand, among others. Today, St. Patrick's Day is probably the most widely celebrated saint's day in the world.

However, as of today, us Malaysian do celebrates St. Patrick's Day as well. But in an entirely different way instead! XD
So this is how we celebrate in Malaysia!

Going green is the way!

Look at the people! everyone was having lots of fun indeed!
Most of the people and stuff is in green!
Just so you know, originally, the colour associated with Saint Patrick was blue. Over the years the colour green and its association with Saint Patrick's day grew. Green ribbons and shamrocks were worn in celebration of St Patrick's Day as early as the 17th century. Saint Patrick is said to have used the shamrock, a three-leaved plant, to explain the Holy Trinity to the pagan Irish, and the wearing and display of shamrocks and shamrock-inspired designs have become a ubiquitous feature of the day. In the 1798 rebellion, to make a political statement, Irish soldiers wore full green uniforms on 17 March in hopes of catching public attention. The phrase "the wearing of the green", meaning to wear a shamrock on one's clothing, derives from a song of the same name.

Part of our entertainment of the day! XD

and of course there was food to accompany our tummy...alcohol without food is not good!

they were dancing all over yo! =P

Serena C was the host yo btw! =D

The magician who entertained us!

The awesome Flash Mob of the day by the St. Patrick's Day crew!

The gals yo! XD


mua getting on the mood yo! XD

You can be a part of this joyful celebration with GUINNESS as starting on 16th March 2012 (6pm till 12am), GUINNESS will be hosting a weekend of St. Patrick's fun at Changkat Bukit Bintang with their fun loving buskers, entertaining games and hilarious comedy tours at Havana Bar & Grill, The Social and Raggae Bar. On the 17th March 2012, the streets of Changkat Bukit Bintang will be transformed into an iconic St. Patrick's street party from 6pm till late! So gather your mates and head down to the party or you'll be missing out on a sure-to-be-talked-about celebration!

Further, GUINNESS will also be hosting 13 GUINNESS St. Patrick's parties throughout the Klang Valley!

Beer Factory, Sunway Giza (2nd March 2012)
Malones, KL Sentral (8th March 2012)
Sid's Pub, Damansara Heights (10th March 2012)
Delaney's, Bukit Bintang (15th March 2012)
SOULed OUT, Sri Hartamas (8/15/22/29 March 2012)
The Social, Bangsar (22nd March 2012)

… and many other locations as well!

So do check it out peeps!
Let's get green and be Guinness!

Photos credit to SuiYing & ChasingFoodDreams

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