It’s the one day of the year when everyone becomes a little bit Irish… St Patrick’s Day.
Around the world people will celebrate the day by dressing in green and drinking beer.
According to the beer company Guinness, 7.5 million pints of the beverage will be consumed over the course of the day.
Locally, bars are getting ready for big nights. Kelly O’Bryans General Manager Darryl Colley says the restaurant expects to see at least 18-hundred customers come out and take part in the day’s festivities.
“People just generally like to celebrate that’s what it comes down to. The Irish folks find one day a year where they can just come down and have a good time. It doesn’t really matter your race, your creed, your colour, you become Irish for the one day a year.”