St. Patricks Day

Published on February 20th, 2019 | by admin


St Patrick’s Day Parade Oslo 14th March 2020

A chairde,

As chair of the Oslo St. Patrick’s Day Committee 2020, I would like to extend a warm welcome to you all to this year’s celebration of Irish tradition and culture with our St. Patrick’s Day parade and after-parade party/fleadh. We are in our 20th year of having a parade here in Oslo and we are constantly striving to build on previous years as we aspire always to improve, accommodate and provide an ever evolving and varying ‘menu’ of Irish music, dance, and culture both at the parade and the celebrations afterwards.

The Oslo Saint Patrick’s Day parade is the highlight of the Norwegian Irish Society calendar helping our Irish community here to celebrate our national day here in Oslo, with our families and friends from Norway and all over the world. It is the largest annual gathering of the Irish community and, after Norway’s National Day parade and the Pride event, is probably the largest annual parade in Oslo. The aim of the NIS is to keep our Irish culture alive overseas, to celebrate our heritage and to showcase our culture.

St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in Oslo are only made possible due to the financial support provided by our sponsors and by the Emigrant Support Programme grant from the Government of Ireland. We, the committee, are extremely grateful for this financial support as we are a non-profit organization with a committee of volunteers who give willingly of their free time to ensure we have a joyful and memorable celebration of Irish culture for this one day each year.

Our thanks to the Oslo Police, Universitetet i Oslo and Oslo Kommune for their logistical support and for facilitating the parade. We are indebted to them for their help, without which we couldn’t have a parade. As always, the parade starts at 12 noon sharp from Jernbanetorget and everybody is welcome to join us.  It follows a route down through Karl Johans gate to Universitetsplassen, where we will all gather to enjoy speeches by the Irish Ambassador to Norway and others, followed by a taste of lively Irish song and dance.

We acknowledge our many sponsors, volunteers, supporters and of course our ever diligent committee who strive to make this an experience for everyone to enjoy. We look forward to welcoming our many visitors, from both Ireland and further afield, old friends and new friends, our Celtic brethren and those from near and far to Oslo St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations on 14th of March 2020.

As always, we are indebted to the Embassy of Ireland in Oslo for their ongoing support, help and guidance.


– Michael Dinneen, Chairperson St. Patrick’s Day committee

Parade program

More info to follow closer to the date

Afterparty program

More info to follow closer to the date

Thank you to all our sponsors:

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4 Responses to St Patrick’s Day Parade Oslo 14th March 2020

  1. Aileen ODONNELL says:

    Congratulations on a very successful celebration of Irish culture.Well done to all the volunteers,sponsors,and chairperson Annemarie Mc Dermot.

  2. mike says:

    Hi Aileen,

    Thank you for that. It is much appreciated by the whole team 🙂

  3. James Mooney says:

    This Irishman is flying in from NYC and will celebrate with my Irish/Celtic peeps and Norge in-laws all weekend wearin’ the green. 🍻🇮🇪🇳🇴 Looking forward to it all

  4. mike says:

    Hi James,

    We are glad to hear it. If you follow us on Facebook you will get all the up to date information on what we are up to on the date:


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