When was First St. Patrick's Day Parade held?

When was First St. Patrick’s Day Parade held?

When was First St. Patrick's Day Parade held?

St. Patrick’s Day was first publicly celebrated in America in Boston in 1737, but the first St. Patrick’s Day Parade was not in Ireland, but in the United States on March 17, 1762. Irish soldiers serving in the English military marched through New York City to help Irish soldiers reconnect with their Irish roots. Over the next 35 years several parades flourished, so in 1848 New York Irish Aid Societies decided to unite their parades to form one New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Today, that parade is the world’s oldest civilian parade.

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