On March 17th, St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated, an Irish festivity in honor of the patron saint. Originally, it was a religious holiday, but over the years it has become a great popular event to be celebrated in different parts of the world where Irish communities are present, as is the case of Mijas. Currently, in the municipality there are about 500 Irish residents, which is why the Biddy Mulligans establishment, based in the centre of La Cala de Mijas, in collaboration with the Department for Foreigners in Mijas, has organised a great celebration, for the second consecutive year, full of activities aimed at this community on March 15th. “It has been a very demanded celebration”, assured the councillor for Foreigners, Arancha López (C’s). It will be a festive day with a programme in which the colour green, clovers, beer and music will be the protagonists. Biddy Mulligans’ manager, David Reilly, explained that “this is the second year that we organise this festival that will begin with a parade which will set off from the Torreón de La Cala (Watchtower) and will end at the square facing the Branch Offices of the Town Hall in La Cala. Following this, there will be traditional Irish cuisine, live music, and Irish dance performances. ”The party will bring the Irish culture to be enjoyed by the residents and visitors of the municipality. Councillor Arancha López invites everyone to come along and join the fun in this Irish celebration

Source: Mijas Semanal