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Saint Patrick's Day parade is an annual event held in many cities across the world on St Patricks Day. Although it is an Irish festival, the first patrick day parade was held in North America, not in Ireland. st patrick's parade did not reach Ireland until 20th century. The parade usually involves people, the military, several cultural organizations, charities, clubs, fire brigades, youth groups, and others marching in a band format across the streets of the city.
Over the years, Irish day parade has grown to become more carnival like that a parade. Waterford was the first city to held the first St Patricks day parade in Ireland, in 1903. The first official St Patrick's day parade in Dublin was organized in 1931.
New York City holds one of the biggest st. patricks day parade every year on 17th March. The parade involves hundreds of different marching bands and organizations rallying on the streets of New York. The St Patrick day parade in New York takes places along 5th Avenue between 44th Street and 79th Street, passing by various attractions like Central Park and St. Patrick’s Cathedral. It can be watched live from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on the road as well on some news channels. Checkout the image above.
St Patrick's day 2017 parade will be held by a number of cities around the world. Check out some images below.