Sheraton Kampala Hotel was the place to be on Friday as hundreds of guests joined in to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Guests especially from the international community led by the Irish Community thronged the place in big numbers to enjoy the feast.
Saint Patrick’s Day was made an official Christian feast day in the early 17th century and is observed by the Catholic Church, the Anglican Communion (especially the Church of Ireland), the Eastern Orthodox Church, and the Lutheran Church.
The day commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland, and celebrates the heritage and culture of the Irish in general. Celebrations generally involve public parades and festivals, and the wearing of green attire or shamrocks (a young spring clover with 3 broad leafs).
Christians also attend church services and the Lenten restrictions on eating and drinking alcohol are lifted for the day, which has encouraged and propagated the holiday’s tradition of excessive alcohol consumption.
Although the holiday is relatively new to the us, with a growing international community living in Uganda and not to mention the general trend of globalization we find ourselves also celebrating the occasion in support of the Irish community – it also presents us with a great opportunity to promote our restaurants and bars, partnering with Uganda Breweries to offer great deals on beverages.
Sheraton Kampala’s new Executive Chef wasted no time in capturing the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day with a special menu dedicated to the occasion… with a generous amount of Guinness. Enjoy Pictorial moments!!