History of the St. Patrick's Day Parade in America

This photograph of members of the U.S. Coast Guard Pipe Band marching up Fifth Avenue in New York City on March 17, 2010 was taken by Petty Officer Seth Johnson.
This photograph of members of the U.S. Coast Guard Pipe Band marching up Fifth Avenue in New York City on March 17, 2010 was taken by Petty Officer Seth Johnson. | Source

Who was St. Patrick?

St. Patrick was a Romano-British Christian missionary—born in England—who is generally recognized as the primary patron saint of Ireland. He was born circa 387 AD and died on March 17. The year of his death has been listed as being 440 AD or 460 AD or 493 AD.

This detail of a stained glass window in St. Benin's Church in Kilbennan, County Galway, Ireland—which depicts St. Patrick—was photographed by Andreas F. Borchert on September 16, 2010.
This detail of a stained glass window in St. Benin's Church in Kilbennan, County Galway, Ireland—which depicts St. Patrick—was photographed by Andreas F. Borchert on September 16, 2010. | Source

What is a parade?

A parade, as used in this article, is an organized public procession, usually with marching bands, held in honor of a person or event. It is a festive celebration often organized on an annual basis. True parades are marching only—no floats or vehicles, "leg power" only.

What is St. Patrick’s Day?

St. Patrick’s Day is a religious and cultural holiday which commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland. It is celebrated on March 17th, the anniversary of the death of the man who became the patron saint of Ireland.

Saint Patrick’s Day—the Feast of Saint Patrick—is commemorated by attending church services, wearing green clothing, parades, drinking alcohol, and the lifting of Lenten restrictions on eating. Lá Fhéile Pádraig—the Day of the Festival of Patrick—is a public holiday in the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Newfoundland and Labrador in Canada, and Montserrat (a Caribbean island which is a British overseas territory).

The first parade commemorating the death of St. Patrick was held on March 17, 1762 in New York City—14 years before the Declaration of Independence was adopted.

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What is the origin of the Saint Patrick's Day Parade?

New York City was home to many ex-patriot Irish in the second half of the 18th century, many of whom were indentured servants. In addition, Irish military serving with the British Army were stationed in the American colonies.

In 1762, a group of homesick Irish decided to hold a parade commemorating St. Patrick. This was at a time when the wearing of green was a sign of Irish pride and was banned in Ireland.

In the American colonies, the Irish immigrants and military had the freedom to speak Irish, wear green, sing Irish songs, and play Irish bagpipe music. They celebrated this freedom in the parade held on the anniversary of the death of Saint Patrick.

St. Patrick's Day had been been celebrated as a feast day in Ireland, but the first recorded St. Patrick's Day Parade in history was the March 17, 1762 parade in New York City (Manhattan).

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For the first few years, military units organized the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Irish fraternal organizations began organizing and hosting the parade after the War of 1812. In the mid-1800s, the fraternal organizations and various other Irish societies merged. The size of the parade grew considerably, and the Ancient Order of Hibernians became the parade’s official sponsor.

Commercial entities are not allowed to participate in the New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade. There are no automobiles or other vehicles driven in the parade, and there aren't any floats. The parade is a true "parade"—marching only.

Leatherneck Pipes & Drums

Mike McCracken, a former United States Marine, leads the Leatherneck Pipes & Drums during the 249th annual St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York City on March 17, 2010. A contingent of more than 300 Marines, including the Quantico Marine Corps Band, ceremonial marchers from Marine Barracks Washington, and active and reserve Marines and Marine Corps League members from the New York area marched in honor of Grand Marshal Raymond W. Kelly, New York City Police Commissioner and retired Marine Corps colonel.

This photograph was taken by Sgt. Randall A. Clinton, a U.S. military member, in the course of his official duties. As a work of the U.S. federal government, the image is in the public domain.

The Leatherneck Pipes & Drums was photographed by Sgt. Randall A. Clinton on March 17, 2010 at the 249th annual St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York City.
The Leatherneck Pipes & Drums was photographed by Sgt. Randall A. Clinton on March 17, 2010 at the 249th annual St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York City. | Source

St. Patrick's Day Parades

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Seaman Michael Achterling photographed these sailors assigned to the USS Constitution marching in the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Boston, Massachusetts on March 18, 2012.In this March 13, 2010 photograph of the Saint Patrick's Day Parade in New Orleans, Louisiana taken by Derek Bridges, a spectator uses a catcher's mitt for catching cabbages thrown from a parade float.Derek Bridges photographed the Saint Patrick's Day Parade on lower Magazine Street in New Orleans, Louisiana on March 13, 2010.Matthew Trump photographed  young ladies performing Irish step dancing in a St. Patrick's Day Parade in Fort Collins, Colorado on March 12, 2005.Eric Hill photographed police offciers in the Sant Patrick's Day Parade in Boston, Massachusetts on March 18, 2007.Dietzy2320 photographed Ed Rendell—then Governor of Pennsylvania, Dan Onorato—then Chief Executive of Allegheny County, and Hillary Clinton at the head of the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on March 15, 2008.Fuzzy Gerdes photographed the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Chicago, Illinois on March 17, 2007.Allen Gathman photographed a parade goer holding up a cabbage thrown from a St. Patrick's Day Parade float in New Orleans, Louisiana on March 13, 2010.Christopher Angell photographed the St. Patrick's Day Parade in New Orleans, Louisiana on March 17, 2007.
Seaman Michael Achterling photographed these sailors assigned to the USS Constitution marching in the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Boston, Massachusetts on March 18, 2012.
Seaman Michael Achterling photographed these sailors assigned to the USS Constitution marching in the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Boston, Massachusetts on March 18, 2012. | Source
In this March 13, 2010 photograph of the Saint Patrick's Day Parade in New Orleans, Louisiana taken by Derek Bridges, a spectator uses a catcher's mitt for catching cabbages thrown from a parade float.
In this March 13, 2010 photograph of the Saint Patrick's Day Parade in New Orleans, Louisiana taken by Derek Bridges, a spectator uses a catcher's mitt for catching cabbages thrown from a parade float. | Source
Derek Bridges photographed the Saint Patrick's Day Parade on lower Magazine Street in New Orleans, Louisiana on March 13, 2010.
Derek Bridges photographed the Saint Patrick's Day Parade on lower Magazine Street in New Orleans, Louisiana on March 13, 2010. | Source
Matthew Trump photographed  young ladies performing Irish step dancing in a St. Patrick's Day Parade in Fort Collins, Colorado on March 12, 2005.
Matthew Trump photographed young ladies performing Irish step dancing in a St. Patrick's Day Parade in Fort Collins, Colorado on March 12, 2005. | Source
Eric Hill photographed police offciers in the Sant Patrick's Day Parade in Boston, Massachusetts on March 18, 2007.
Eric Hill photographed police offciers in the Sant Patrick's Day Parade in Boston, Massachusetts on March 18, 2007. | Source
Dietzy2320 photographed Ed Rendell—then Governor of Pennsylvania, Dan Onorato—then Chief Executive of Allegheny County, and Hillary Clinton at the head of the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on March 15, 2008.
Dietzy2320 photographed Ed Rendell—then Governor of Pennsylvania, Dan Onorato—then Chief Executive of Allegheny County, and Hillary Clinton at the head of the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on March 15, 2008. | Source
Fuzzy Gerdes photographed the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Chicago, Illinois on March 17, 2007.
Fuzzy Gerdes photographed the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Chicago, Illinois on March 17, 2007. | Source
Allen Gathman photographed a parade goer holding up a cabbage thrown from a St. Patrick's Day Parade float in New Orleans, Louisiana on March 13, 2010.
Allen Gathman photographed a parade goer holding up a cabbage thrown from a St. Patrick's Day Parade float in New Orleans, Louisiana on March 13, 2010. | Source
Christopher Angell photographed the St. Patrick's Day Parade in New Orleans, Louisiana on March 17, 2007.
Christopher Angell photographed the St. Patrick's Day Parade in New Orleans, Louisiana on March 17, 2007. | Source

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St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York City

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J.M. Luijt photographed St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City on May 25, 2006.The interior of St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City was photographed by Jean-Christophe Benoist on April 25, 2012.
J.M. Luijt photographed St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City on May 25, 2006.
J.M. Luijt photographed St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City on May 25, 2006. | Source
The interior of St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City was photographed by Jean-Christophe Benoist on April 25, 2012.
The interior of St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City was photographed by Jean-Christophe Benoist on April 25, 2012. | Source

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Janine Huldie 3 years ago from New York, New York

I am Irish-American and so is my husband, but never truly knew the origins of the famous and historic parade. Thanks Daisy for sharing this and am going to pass it on to my husband, as well. Have of course voted up and tweeted, too!!


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Janine,

Thanks for reading my article and being the first person to comment. Thanks, too, for sharing my Hub with your husband and also for tweeting it.

Have you ever been to the New York St. Patrick's Day Parade? I used to work a few streets away from St. Patrick's Cathedral. I would walk down to Fifth Avenue during my lunch break and view parts of the parade. What fun that was!


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DeborahNeyens 3 years ago from Iowa

Great hub. I didn't know the history of the St. Patrick's Day Parade, even though I take vacation every March 17 to attend the parade in my city. I actually was in the parade last year for the first time. My non-profit organization, the Irish District Music and Arts Festival, had a float in the parade, and we won first place!


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Deb (DeborahNeyens),

Thanks for reading my article and posting your enlightening anecdote.

Congratulations for winning first place with your organization's float. Thanks, too, for permitting me to link to your "Recipes with Beer" Hub.

I've attended the St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York City a few times, but I didn't learn the history of the event until I began doing the research for my article.


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Vellur 3 years ago from Dubai

I great insight into St.Patrick's Day, interesting. I never knew all of this. Thanks for sharing. Voted up and shared.


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Nithya (Vellur),

Thanks for reading my article and commenting in it. Thanks, too, for sharing my Hub. I appreciate your support of my writng.

Think about this... Someone from India currently living n Dubai reading about an Irish holiday celebrated in the United States. It's terrific!!!


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bdegiulio 3 years ago from Massachusetts

Hi Daisy. Out here in western Mass we have the annual Holyoke St. Patrick's Day Parade every year. It is the oldest St. Patty's parade in New England I believe. I really enjoyed reading about the history of the parade. The pictures are amazing, love the one of St. Patrick's Cathedral from above.


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Bill (bdegiulio),

Thanks for reading my article and adding your comment. From what I found while doing the research for my Hub, the first St. Patrick's Day Parade in Boston was in 1901, surprisingly "late," considering the city's populaton is 16% Irish. The information I have about Holyoke is that the first parade was on March 16, 1952.

I found all of my photographs on Wikimedia Commons. The site is my first choice for images for the types of Hubs I publish. The information accompanying the photo of St. Patrick's Cathedral stated that the photographer was at Rockefeller Plaza. There is a high-rise office building on the far side of the skating rink at Rockefeller Plaza. The photographer must have been on one of the top-most floors when he took the photo.


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Mhatter99 3 years ago from San Francisco

Thank you for this well researched and picturesque hub.


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Martin (Mhatter99),

It's nice to "see" you again. Thanks for reading my article and adding your comment. I appreciate your kind words.


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dilipchandra12 3 years ago from India

Good ideas. Very good hub, i like it. Well written


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Dilip (dilipchandra12),

It's nice to "see" you again. Thanks for reading my article and posting your comment.


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midget38 3 years ago from Singapore

Hi Daisy, there is a school here that is founded on St. Patrick's virtues. He was a brave man, a slave.......through his hard work as a cleric became the patron saint of Ireland. One of the reasons why I love green! Thanks for sharing this well researched hub, which I share.


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Michelle (midget38),

Thanks for reading my article and adding your comment. Thanks, too, for sharing my Hub. I appreciate your support of my writing.


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alocsin 3 years ago from Orange County, CA

This is a font of information for St. Patrick's Day. I'll need to look this hub up again when it arrives. Voting this Up and Useful.


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Aurelio (alocsin),

Thanks for reading my article and adding your comment. You ought to travel to New York City for St. Patrick's Day one year. The atmosphere along the parade route is not to be missed.


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Vinaya Ghimire 3 years ago from Nepal

Daisy,

I have watched Patrick's Day Parade broadcast on TV, but did know about this tradition. Thanks for widening my knowledge.

Happy New Year!


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Vinaya,

Happy New Year!

Thanks for reading my article and posting your comment. I appreciate your continued support of my writing.

It amazes me that there has been a St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York City every year for the past 251 years. What a traditon that is!


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Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

Interesting hub. I did not know that a true parade had no floats! I was lucky enough to be in Boston once for their St. Patrick's Day parade. Boy was that fun, just like this interesting hub! Voted up!


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Glimmer,

Thanks for reading my article and adding your comment. Boston's St. Patrick's Day Parade appears on a few "10 best" lists for St. Paddy's Day Parades.


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Jools99 3 years ago from North-East UK

Ha Ha Daisy, I did the polls and I am not a parade goer but I don't mind supping a green beer! Great hub, interesting!


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Julie (Jools99),

Thanks for reading my article, viewing the photographs, and commenting. New York City (Manhattan) is a wild place on St. Patrick's Day. Green beer is very popular on St. Paddy's Day, as are McDonald's vanilla shakes, which are green that day.


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Kathryn Stratford 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

This is a great article on the history behind St Patrick's Day. Thank you for sharing it with us.


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Doc Sonic 3 years ago from Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Nice history, Daisy. I had no idea that St Patrick's Day parades existed before the Declaration of Independence. It's a big holiday in Massachusetts, especially in Boston! Thanks for expanding my knowledge about it.


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teaches12345 3 years ago

Thanks for the history on this parade. They are having one downtown in our city tomorrow morning, perhaps I will venture over to see it now. Love your photo tour.


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Kathryn,

It's nice to "see" you again. Thanks for reading my article and adding your comment.

I really enjoyed doing the research on this article. I've attended the New York City parade a number of times, but I didn't know very much about the history of the event.


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Glen (Doc Sonic),

Thanks for reading my article and posting your comment. I knew that the parade had a long history, but I hadn't realized the event predated the Declaration of Independence.

Boston and New York have the largest parades every year. Which city do you think has the wildest parade? Or the wildest parade goers?


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Dianna (teaches12345),

Thanks for reading my article and commenting in it. I appreciate your continued support of my writing.

I was very pleased with the photographs I found on Wikimedia Commons. I especially like the Marine Corps photo and the overhead view of St. Patricks Cathedral.

I hope you go to the Parade in your city. I've been to the New York City parade a few times. That one was always wild! The crowd pleaser in New York was always the pipe band from the police force.


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GinaBina4 3 years ago from West Tennessee

Thanks for the hub. I always like reading about and learning more about St. Patrick. Voted up & sharing.


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Gina (GinaBina4),

It's nice to meet you. Thanks for reading my article and adding your comment. Thanks, too, for sharing my Hub. I appreciate it.


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midget38 3 years ago from Singapore

A happy St Patrick's Day, Daisy! Thanks for the detailed account of his life.

Sharing!


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Michelle (midget38),

Thanks for visiting again. I appreciate your continued support of my writing.

Happy St. Paddy's Day!!!


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jainismus 3 years ago from Pune, India

Than you for sharing this great history


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Mahavir (jainismus),

It's nice to "see" you again. Thank you for reading my article and commenting in it. I'm glad you enjoyed it.


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MartieCoetser 3 years ago from South Africa

Now I, too, know what St. Patrick's Day is all about. Thank you, Daisy! Wonderful to know that commercial entities are not allowed to participate in the New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade.

Voted up and useful.... Sharing!


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Sunshine625 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

Happy St. Patrick's Day! I never drank green beer, but I did participate in a parade when I was a wee one. I actually wasn't supposed to be marching, but I broke lose from my mothers grip and thought I'd march along:) Great hub! I enjoyed reading about the holiday.


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Martie,

Thanks for reading my article and posting your comment. It amazes me that there has been a St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York City every year since 1762—14 years before the Declaration of Independence was adopted, and the US became a country. What a tradition that is!


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Linda (Sunshine625),

Thanks for reading my article and commenting in it. Did you travel into New York City to see the parade, or was the St. Paddy's Day Parade in which you participated a local one?

We figured out today that my Patrick is 9/16 Irish, 2/16 Scots, 1/16 English, and 4/16 Italian.


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Sunshine625 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

It was a local parade, I was a youngen...about 5 yrs old.

Well Happy St Patricks Day to Patrick!:)


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Linda,

Thanks for stopping by again. I'll relay your message to Patrick. (He was dancing the Irish Jig earlier today, and he hadn't even had a wee drop of anything to drink!)


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and awesome. Daisy I'm not Irish but I have always enjoyed St. Patrick's Day. Reading your hub I'm doing the jig beside my PC and I'm ready to burst into some good ole Irish songs. Great pics and parade. Passing this on.


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Rasma (Gypsy Rose Lee),

Thanks for reading my article and adding your comment. Thanks, too, for sharing my Hub.

Many people are Irish on St. Paddy's Day. On March 17th each year, you can be Latvian-American-Irish, and I'll be Russian-Romanian-Moldovan-American-Irish.


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DeborahNeyens 2 years ago from Iowa

I'll be marching in the Cedar Rapids St. Patrick's Day Parade for the third year in a row next Monday.


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Daisy Mariposa 2 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Deb,

Thanks for visiting again. Have fun marching! My significant other is Irish - English - Scottish - Italian. With a first name of Patrick, he's 100% Irish on St. Patrick's Day.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Always a pleasure to revisit this hub about one of my favorite holidays.


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Daisy Mariposa 2 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Rasma (Gypsy Rose Lee),

Thanks for visiting again. St. Patrick's Day is a fun holiday. When I worked in Manhattan (New York City), I would walk down to Fifth Avenue during a very long lunch hour and watch the parade.


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Vellur 2 years ago from Dubai

Came back to read again, great hub about St. Patrick's Day Parade, an enjoyable read.


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cfin 2 years ago from The World we live in

Great hub. Just a tip though, "St. Patrick was a Romano-British Christian missionary—born in England—who is generally recognized as the primary patron saint of Ireland." is incorrect. St.Patrick was born in modern day Wales. England also did not exist at the time of his birth. The very fact that you stated that they were Roman- British Christians is of relevance, as England did not exist until the collapse of Rome.

I also think it may be worthwhile to mention the Irony of his first visit to Ireland. Unlike the above, this one is not 100% fact but it is said that his parents were slave owners and in an ironic twist, Patrick himself was abducted and brought to Ireland for use as a slave. When he escaped back to Wales, he was later compelled to return to Ireland to spread his faith.

I always find it funny how none of our patron saints are saints of their respective homelands. It's also worth noting that Ireland has a male and female patron saint as the Pagans had a lot of respect for women and the church used such "ways" to help convert people. St.Bridgets day celebrates Ireland's Female Patron saint.


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Daisy Mariposa 2 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Nithya (Vellur),

Thanks for visiting again. I appreciate your support of my writing.


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Daisy Mariposa 2 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

cfin,

Thanks for reading my article and adding your comment. According to his own "Confession," Patrick was born in Roman Britain, probably near Hadrian's Wall in northern England.


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uzma shaheen 2 years ago from Lahore,Pakistan

I knew the St. Patrick's Day Parade but unaware of its history and origin. Really glad to know it.thanks for writing this hub.


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Daisy Mariposa 2 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Uzma,

Thanks for reading my article and commenting in it. I'm glad you learned something new by reading my Hub.


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pstraubie48 21 months ago from sunny Florida

Very interesting ... It is impressive to me that it is a 'leg power' only parade.

I had planned to attend the St Patrick's Day parade in St Augustine today but was unable to.

This has always been important to our family.

thank you for sharing.

Angels are on the way to you this evening ps


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vocalcoach 21 months ago from Nashville Tn.

I love an opportunity to return to your fantastic hubs like this one. I get caught up in the history you provide. I gain a greater appreciation for this holiday after learning the origination. Thanks again Daisy and will pass this around. Hugs.

Audrey


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Daisy Mariposa 21 months ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Patricia (pstraubie48),

Thanks for reading my article and posting your comment. The parade on Fifth Avenue in New York City was always spectacular to watch. I'm sorry you weren't able to attend the 2015 St. Augustine parade.


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Daisy Mariposa 21 months ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Audrey (vocalcoach),

I enjoy writing Hubs which I call "gently educational." Thanks for returning to read my article another time. Thanks, too, for sharing my Hub. I appreciate your continued support of my writing.


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Vellur 8 months ago from Dubai

Came back to read all about History of the St. Patrick's Day Parade, an interesting and informative read.


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ChitrangadaSharan 8 months ago from New Delhi, India

Great hub and now I know what St. Patrick's Day is all about. Thanks for sharing its origin, history and the nice pictures.

An interesting and should I say educational hub! Thanks for sharing!


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Daisy Mariposa 8 months ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Nithya (Vellur),

Thanks for returning to read my article another time. I appreciate your support of my writing.


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Daisy Mariposa 8 months ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Chitrangada,

Thanks for reading my article and posting your comment. I learned a lot while doing the research for this Hub.

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