St Patrick's Day Parade
🦋 St Patrick's Day Spring Carnival Parade
North West Carnival Initiative presents
St Patrick’s Day Spring Carnival Parade
Rebirth & Renewal
Tuesday 17th March
📍 Departs Bishop Street 2pm
Famed for their fantastical and flamboyant carnival parades, the North West Carnival Initiative has stepped into Rebirth and Renewal for this year’s Spring Carnival parade.
Formed from nine blossoms
Nine buds of plant and tree
A goddess of spring and dawn
Heralds growth, rebirth and renewal
And the darkness all but gone
Boldeuwedd, Brigid, Sita and Rafu-Sen too
All spring deities that bring life and renew
Come rejoice and join the carnival
And dance like daffodils in the sun
Plant a seed for spring has surely sprung.
🎭 The North West Carnival Initiative works alongside Greater Shantallow Community Arts and In Your Space to engage with over 600 participants from local schools, youth clubs and arts and cultural organisations in helping to create this highlight event of the weekend.
NWCI is supported by Derry City and Strabane District Council & Arts Council of Northern Ireland
📍 Bishops Street Car Park | The Diamond | Shipquay Street | Whitaker Street | Harbour Square Roundabout | Custom House Street | Waterloo Place | Strand Road | Finishing at Strand Road Carpark (3.30pm)