New York City has a large Irish community, so there's no wonder that one of the biggest Irish holidays—St.Patrick's Day—is widely celebrated here. Back in the 18th century when wearing green, speaking Irish, and singing Irish songs was banned, the St. Patrick's Day Parade was founded by a bunch of homesick Irish patriots and military members. Since then the parade has become one of New York's favourites. Annually it marches along the 5th Avenue past St. Patrick's Cathedral and turns the streets green. Millions of spectators gather throughout the day to celebrate the Irish culture. Aside from the parade, several other St. Patrick's Day events like stand-up comedy shows, dance parties, and concerts take place in the city. So don't forget your green shirt, red beard, and your beer or whiskey and join the party!
March 16, 2019
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