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St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

While Villa del Palmar Cancun is located thousands of miles away from Ireland, that is no reason not to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Our tropical resort paradise will be brimming with Irish Fever on March 17th.  

Ireland often conjures images of leprechauns with pointy shoes, pots of gold, and three-leaved shamrocks the color green.  Also integral to Irish heritage is the annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration on March 17th.  While it started as a religious celebration, ‘St. Paddy’s Day’ is now an international phenomenon full of all things green. 

While an obvious correlation between Mexico and Ireland is not at first apparent, Mexicans and the Irish both share a love for celebrating! Also, on this day, the hundreds of Irish immigrants who fought as part of the Mexican army during the Mexican-American War are commemorated in Mexico and remembered as heroes. 

Who was Saint Patrick?  

Saint Patrick is the primary patron saint of Ireland, but actually he was not Irish. He was a nobleman born in Britain but he was kidnapped and enslaved in Ireland at the age of 16.  He found his faith in God during his enslavement. After his release, he began working as a missionary in Ireland and spreading the word of God. March 17th marks the day of his death and was originally a religious holiday made official by the Catholic Church to celebrate the arrival of Christianity in Ireland.   

The reason green is highlighted on St. Patrick’s day is that Saint Patrick used shamrocks, or 3 leaf clovers, to explain the Holy Trinity to the pagan Irish.  

Club Caribe members visiting Cancun for St. Patrick’s Day will be able to toast to the Irish at our poolside foam party starting at 3:00 pm.  Delight in the entertainment planned for your enjoyment by the activities team on this special day. Feel free to wear your green and join our staff at the Main Pool, who will be decked out in outfits and costumes in celebration of St. Patrick’s day. 

Don’t miss the fun party at Villa del Palmar Cancun! Come celebrate with us and toast your friends and loved ones with this special Irish drinking toast: 

“May the luck of the Irish lead to happiest heights,  

and the highway you travel be lined with green lights.  

Wherever you go and whatever you do,  

may the luck of the Irish be there with you.”