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St. Patrick’s Day Parades may be entertaining ways to observe this Irish festival. While most take place on March 17, others may occur before or even later. Parades may also incorporate various sorts of events to add to the celebrations.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Manchester, New Hampshire, is said to be the biggest of its type in the state. It travels a 2.5-mile course. The procession, which will be held in 2023 on March 26 on Sunday, is organized by a small group of volunteers.

When is St. Patrick’s Day?

The annual celebration of Ireland‘s patron saint, St. Patrick, is observed on March 17, Friday in 2023.

Who was Saint Patrick?

Saint Patrick was born in Britain at the end of the fourth century. He was imprisoned by Irish invaders at the age of 16. According to, he was held captive in Ireland for six years.

St Patrick’s Day leaves behind a green glow for the world

  • The Jedi in Dublin

Chicago river dyed green

Rowers navigate the Chicago River shortly after it was dyed green in celebration of St Patrick’s Day in Illionis.

What is the history of St. Patrick’s Day?

According to, Saint Patrick was honored in Ireland and its neighbors on the other side of the pond since the ninth or tenth century.Saint Patrick has survived as a saint despite never having been declared a saint by the Catholic Church. The day we commemorate Saint Patrick and the Irish today, March 17, 460, is also the day of his death.The first St. Patrick’s Day celebration in the US took place in 1600 in the Spanish colony that is now St. Augustine, Florida. The first documented St. Patrick’s Day procession took place on March 17, 1601 and was noted in Spanish colonial archives in 1600.

Patrick’s legacy endured in the US, particularly in areas with significant Irish immigrant populations. St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City, one of the most well-known churches in the country, was constructed “to proclaim the ascendance of religious freedom and tolerance.


  1. What does St. Patrick’s Day mean?
    St. Patrick’s Day commemorates the passing of the patron saint of Ireland, St. Patrick.
  2. When is Saint Patrick’s Day celebrated?
    Friday, March 17, 2023

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