Chuo Park Avenue goes green for St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s parade with Okinawan flair.

The 9th Saint Patrick’s Day 2015 and the 14th Kanaderu Park street music program take center stage Sunday as Okinawa tests the mystic power of the Green, and the luck of the Irish.

Members of Folklorico de Mexico have participated in the parade every year.

St. Patrick’s Day, the largest event in Ireland, will be celebrated at Chuo Park Avenue in Okinawa City, from 2 p.m. on Sunday, as everyone puts on Irish national color green and will march on Chuo Park Avenue, Sunday afternoon. At the same time, the 14th Kanaderu Park street music program will take place as a co-event at the three points around the site. Performers from professionals to local students will entertain.

The expected parade participants are ‘what’s up Akemi dance school’, Hula and belly dance group, Philippines bamboo dance and Mexican dance group. The parade kicks off at 3 p.m. following opening ceremonies, running about an hour, while the festival activities are in progress until 8 p.m.  Admission is free.

The Kanaderu Park programs begin at 4 p.m., following the parade.