SAINT PATRICK’S DAY PARADE
Again this year the Irish community and the Father Ray Foundation supported by Pattaya City Hall and many other organizations and businesses will organize the very popular “St. Patrick’s Day Parade” in Pattaya on St. Patrick’s Day Tuesday 17. March. The Guest of honor is the Irish Ambassador to the Kingdom of Thailand His Excellency Tony Cottee and Deputy Mayor Ronnakit Eakasing representing Pattaya Mayor Sonthaya Khunplome. The St. Patrick’s Day Parade started in 2011 by the Irish community, led by Mr. Derrick Kane, an Irish expat and a regular fixture in the Pattaya community. The goal has always been to showcase the Irish culture and have a good time doing it. Since the first year Father Ray Foundation has been its’ partner spreading the Irish spirit, all for the good cause of helping the needy of Pattaya. All the proceeds from the St. Patrick’s Day Parade go towards caring for and educating over 850 underprivileged children and students with disabilities. Each year the celebration grows, attracting more parade goers, floats, marching bands and crowds revelling in the fun. Over the last 7 years, over 7 million baht has been raised for Father Ray Foundation. The Irish Society of Pattaya plans on making this year’s parade bigger and better than ever. The parade will start at 12.30 from School number 8 (the Chai Mongkol School), along Pattaya Second Road and ending at Alcazar Theatre in North Pattaya.