New York is the melting pot of civilization, or so the city-dwellers like to think. There are people from every culture and country pounded into New York’s beating city and each culture has its own exciting holiday traditions which they enjoy celebrating.
New York has been proudly hosting the Irish holiday of St Patrick’s Day since 1766 when the first St Patrick’s Day Parade took place. In 1766 Irishmen from the Revolutionary War brought their culture to New York City, but since then, the culture of St Patrick’s Day has spread.
St Patrick’s Day is celebrated in several shapes and forms around the city – in pubs, through fairs, Irish music contents, parades and more. Come to New York to celebrate this great Irish festival the Big Apple way.
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