St. Patrick’s Day – Articles, Video, Pictures and Facts
Observed by the Irish for 1000 years .
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Saint Patrick, who lived during the fifth century, is the patron saint and national apostle of Ireland.
St. Patrick’s Day, No Irish Need Apply and the “Green Machine”
Up until the mid-19th century, most Irish immigrants in America were members of the Protestant middle class. When the Great Potato Famine hit Ireland in 1845, close to 1 million poor and uneducated Irish Catholics began pouring into America to escape starvation.
The Chicago River on St. Patrick’s Day
As Irish immigrants spread out over the United States, other cities developed their own traditions. One of these is Chicago’s annual dyeing of the Chicago River green.
St. Patrick’s Day Around the World
Today, people of all backgrounds celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, especially throughout the United States, Canada and Australia. Although North America is home to the largest productions, St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated in many other locations far from Ireland, including Japan, Singapore and Russia.
2013 Saint Patricks Day Parades, Pubs, Fun Runs, Events & everything about the Irish in America Worldwide.
Corned beef and cabbage. Festive desserts. Irish stew. Find a traditional recipe– or something fun–for your March 17 celebration.
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Where to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day
With St. Patrick’s Day falling over a weekend this year, parades, festivals and celebrations are planned across the US. Here are 5 cities with uniquely Irish-themed soirees in the works.
If pretty much everyone you walk by is wearing a scally cap or a Dropkick Murphys shirt, then you must be in Boston.
Each year, 40 pounds of green dye are added to the Chicago River, turning it a bright emerald green – head to the east side of the Michigan Avenue bridge for the best viewing.
New York City
Plenty of cities claim to have the best, but there’s no question as to whose parade is the largest. New York City’s annual procession up Fifth Avenue, started in 1762 by Irish soldiers in the British army, will draw nearly 2 million spectators.
The Shamrock Festival is a massive celebration of all things Irish. On Saturday, March 16, visitors will jam the RFK Stadium Festival Grounds in Washington, DC, to experience more than 40 bands across 9 stages, beer trucks spanning the length of 2 football fields, a pub row and strolling entertainers.
Source – Bill Burke – Traveling Type
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