Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day 2017 in Rio de Janeiro

Parties have been popping up all week throughout Rio de Janeiro in anticipation of the holiday celebrating Ireland’s patron saint. Rio’s samba culture may feel far from Irish, but there are still plenty of options for an authentic celebration in the city.

By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The city of Rio might not have the largest Irish diaspora, but it certainly hosts some enthusiastic St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. Almost every hotspot might be sporting green for the night and declaring promotions on beer, but a selection of venues are hosting more authentic celebrations.

Among the dozens of bar, pubs and clubs seizing the day, a handful are bringing their Irish namesake and heritage to the night, specializing in beer promotions and live music. First to kick off celebrations is the Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?