Monday, March 16, 2015

Everyone's Irish on St. Patty's Day!

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March 17th commemorates Saint Patrick's Day, the Irish celebration of Ireland's beloved patron saint. This is the oldest Irish tradition in the United States, dating back to 1762 before the U.S. Declaration of Independence. 

The parade in New York City was started by Irish immigrants centuries ago who felt homesick and wanted to keep their traditions alive. The parade this year celebrates 253 years of Irish merrymaking. 

New York City dresses its streets in green and has many events to celebrate. From the Saint Patrick's Day parade which marches up 5th avenue, starting on 44th street at 11am and ends at 5:00pm at the American Irish Historical Society on East 80th Street, to bar crawls around the city. 

What are you up to this St. Patrick's Day? Need some help deciding? For a list of events around the city visit Timeout

-- Dafny Guzman

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