St. John of God

Together we remember what we have come through and move forward into the year ahead. Looking at the cycle of life, death, rebirth and growth through dance, costume and recitation.

Saint John of God, Day Services are reflecting on the year 2020. This year’s theme is “Awaken Ireland”. Through our interpretation of our poem we are exploring this theme by looking at Irish folklore and the reference to butterflies as ‘souls of the dead’, making their way from the physical world into the otherworld as a symbol of rebirth, representing the cycle of new growth that occurs every spring.

St. Patrick's Festival Community Arts are delighted to present a collection of videos featuring exciting performances of traditional and cultural song, dance and poetry from Ireland and all over the world, as participants perform pieces from their native lands.

All the performers come from the participating Community Groups who join us every year to enrich our pageant in the St. Patrick's Festival parade. We welcome you to join us in celebrating the richness and diversity of our wonderful community groups and thank them all for their exceptional commitment and contribution to the festival each year.

Commissioned by St. Patrick's Festival