We actually spent early yesterday afternoon at the St Patricks Day festival - and parade - before the rain hit later in the day. It was amazing to see people lining the streets drinking Guiness out of GLASS pint glasses... I bought a beer for Troy, and had a couple of celebratory sips as we heard the pipe bands coming down Leopoldstrasse. It was quite a small parade, ending at Odeonsplatz, with Bishop Patrick leading the way.
I got a bit teary eyed when all of the pipers gathered in the square, but it was such a large space, that for once the children around us didn't cry - Not even Sophia!