Saint Patrick’s Day 2017 Parades in United States

Saint Patrick’s Day or the Feast of Saint Patrick (Lá Fhéile Pádraig) is a cultural and religious holiday celebrated every year on 17th March.

The day is named after Saint Patrick, the most commonly recognised of the patron saints of Ireland.

St. Patrick's Day Parade Photo

Saint Patrick’s Day was made an official feast day in the early seventeenth century and is observed by the Catholic Church, the Anglican Communion (especially the Church of Ireland), the Eastern Orthodox Church and Lutheran Church.

For Christians, the day commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland. However today St. Patrick’s Day has also become a celebration of Irishness and Irish culture in general.

It is primarily celebrated as a recognition of Irish and Irish American culture; celebrations include prominent displays of the color green, feasting, copious consumption of alcohol, religious observances, and numerous parades.

Christians also attend church services and the Lenten restrictions on eating and drinking alcohol are lifted for the day.

On ocassion of St. Patrick’s Day a large number of parades are held in different parts of United States and many other countries around the world.

Saint Patrick’s Day Parades in United States :

Some of the longest-running St Patrick’s Day Parade in United States (USA) are :

  • Boston St Patrick’s Day Parade has been taking place since 1737.
  • New York City St Patrick’s Day Parade has been taking place since 1762.
  • Philadelphia St Patrick’s Day Parade has been taking place since 1771.
  • Morristown, New Jersey St Patrick’s Day Parade has been taking place since 1780.
  • New Orleans, Louisiana St Patrick’s Day Parade has been taking place since 1809.
  • Buffalo, New York St Patrick’s Day Parade has been taking place since 1811
  • Savannah, Georgia St Patrick’s Day Parade has been taking place since 1824.
  • Carbondale, Pennsylvania St Patrick’s Day Parade has been taking place since 1833.
  • New Haven, Connecticut St Patrick’s Day Parade has been taking place since 1842.
  • Milwaukee St Patrick’s Day Parade has been taking place since 1843.
  • Chicago, Illinois St Patrick’s Day Parade has been taking place since 1843.
  • Saint Paul, Minnesota St Patrick’s Day Parade has been taking place since 1851.
  • San Francisco St Patrick’s Day Parade has been taking place since 1852.
  • Atlanta St Patrick’s Day Parade has been taking place since 1858.
  • Scranton, Pennsylvania St Patrick’s Day Parade has been taking place since 1862.
  • Cleveland St Patrick’s Day Parade has been taking place since 1867.
  • Pittsburgh St Patrick’s Day Parade has been taking place since 1869.
  • Kansas City, Missouri St Patrick’s Day Parade has been taking place since 1873.
  • Butte, Montana St Patrick’s Day Parade has been taking place since 1882.
  • Denver, Colorado St Patrick’s Day Parade has been taking place since 1889.
  • Rolla, Missouri St Patrick’s Day Parade has been taking place since 1909.
  • Holyoke, Massachusetts St Patrick’s Day Parade has been taking place since 1952.
  • Baltimore, Maryland St Patrick’s Day Parade has been taking place since 1953.
  • Bay City, Michigan St Patrick’s Day Parade has been taking place since 1955.
  • Detroit, Michigan St Patrick’s Day Parade has been taking place since 1959.
  • Pearl River, New York St Patrick’s Day Parade has been taking place since 1963.
  • Cincinnati, Ohio St Patrick’s Day Parade has been taking place since 1967.
  • St. Louis, Missouri St Patrick’s Day Parade has been taking place since 1968.
  • Norfolk, Virginia St Patrick’s Day Parade has been taking place since 1968.
  • Lexington, Kentucky St Patrick’s Day Parade has been taking place since 1980.
  • Peoria, Illinois St Patrick’s Day Parade has been taking place since 1980.
  • San Diego, California St Patrick’s Day Parade has been taking place since 1981.
  • Columbia, South Carolina St Patrick’s Day Parade has been taking place since 1982.
  • Alexandria, Virginia St Patrick’s Day Parade has been taking place since 1982.
  • New London, Wisconsin St Patrick’s Day Parade has been taking place since 1984.

Live telecast of these St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2017 will be available on local television channels and live streaming of the event will be available on Ustream.TV.

Some Parades even have their official websites where you can also find photos and videos of these parades.

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