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When  is St. Patrick's Day 2017 - Facts, History, Pictures, Meaning, Origin, Symbols | About Saint Patrick's Day Parade

When is St. Patrick's Day?
St Patrick is one of Ireland's patron saints and many Americans with Irish ancestry remember him on March 17. Patrick's Day is fixed on March 17, but may occasionally be moved by Catholic Church authorities.
                                                               
What is the history of St. Patrick's Day?
Every year on March 17, the Irish and the Irish-at-heart across the globe observe St. Patrick's Day. What began as a religious feast day for the patron saint of Ireland has become an international festival celebrating Irish culture with parades, dancing, special foods and a whole lot of green.
                                               
Where did St Patrick's Day come from?
The first recorded St. Patrick's Day parade was held not in Ireland but in New York City in 1762, and with the dramatic increase of Irish immigrants to the United States in the mid-19th century, the March 17th celebration became widespread.

Is St Patrick's Day a national holiday?
St. Patrick's Day is a public holiday in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador on the nearest Monday to March 17 each year. It remembers St Patrick, a missionary who converted many of Ireland's inhabitants to Christianity in the 5th century. His feast day also celebrates Irish culture.





St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Dallas St. Patrick’s Parade & Festival
37th Anniversary
Dallas St. Patrick’s Parade & Festival
Friday, March 19, 2017
Presented Presenting Sponsor: The Dallas Mavericksby the Greenville Avenue Area Business Association (GAABA), a Texas 501(c) 3, not for profit organization.
A Tradition of Giving:
Parade Proceeds Benefit the GAABA Scholarship Fund. More than $72,500 in scholarship money has been awarded to Dallas ISD students.
The Parade:
Generic_Map_2017 Sunday, March 19th, 2017 – 11:00am
Step Off: Greenville @ Blackwell St.
Parade End: Yale Blvd/SMU Blvd @ 75 Central Expressway
The Largest St. Patrick’s Parade in the Southwest!
125,000+ Attendance
2 Mile Route
More than 90 Parade Float Entries
More than 1,700 Parade Participants
Sponsor On-site Activation: 10+ Hours
New Orleans St. Patrick’s Day Parade
St. Patrick's Day (on March 17th, each year) is celebrated in New Orleans and its s suburb in the form of another parade! It's the perfect season for another celebration ... after all, it's New Orleans, and we love to parade!
Our annual St. Patrick's Day Parades are considered another opportunity for family and friends to get together and enjoy a day outdoors. It seems as if the entire city is on the street with picnic baskets, umbrellas, and their recreational vehicles...enjoying one of the biggest street parties of the year! Men and women in walking groups from various clubs in the city dress in costumes of green give out flowers, beads, and kisses to lucky parade goers along the route.
Quebec Saint Patrick's Day Parade (1837-1926 and 2010-)
In Quebec City, there was a parade from 1837 to 1926. The Quebec City St-Patrick Parade returned in 2010 after an absence of more than 84 years. For the occasion, a portion of the New York Police Department Pipes and Drums were present as special guests.
Toronto Saint Patrick's Day Parade (c. 1863)

There has been a parade held in Toronto since at least 1863. The Toronto Maple Leafs hockey team was known as the Toronto St. Patrick’s from 1919 to 1927, and wore green jerseys. In 1999, when the Maple Leafs played on Saint Patrick's Day, they wore green Saint Patrick's retro uniforms. There is a large parade in the city's downtown core on the Sunday prior to 17 March which attracts over 100,000 spectators.

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