All across Malaysia thousands of people gathered to celebrate all things Irish at the Guinness St. Patrick’s Weekend celebrations. Events in Ipoh, Penang, Johor Bahru, Miri, Kuching, and Kota Kinabalu, spread the cheer nationwide and for those who love their Guinness in the Klang Valley the main event at Publika Mall helped them ‘paint the square green’; making it the biggest St. Patrick’s celebrations Malaysia has ever seen.
For three days, from 17- 19th March, the crowd celebrated their honorary Irishness with a little help from the most Irish of beers – Guinness. Live performances, exciting games and activities, delicious authentic Irish food, and a host of other experiences, made sure there was plenty of entertainment and fun for all.
One of the highlights at the Publika event was the national qualifier for the World Oyster Shucking championship, held every year in Galway, Ireland. Don’t forget that Oysters have a long association with Guinness, and paired together are a traditional Irish treat; and an abundant supply was available at a special price throughout the weekend.
So as not to keep this just to ourselves, the satellite events all across the Malaysia coincided with events held in Dublin, New York, Sydney, and many other cities across the world, bringing hundreds of thousands of people together to lift a glass of GUINNESS in the air and embrace their honorary Irishness.
Note: Born in Dublin in 1759, GUINNESS is as Irish as it gets.
This St. Patrick’s Day, more than 13 million pints of the black stuff was consumed in 150 countries across the world – proving that on St. Patricks Day, everyone is Irish.
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