St. Patrick's Day is on March 17 every year. New Yorkers, Irish or not, are enthusiastic celebrators of St. Patrick's Day, and many people find a way to celebrate the holiday, from attending the St. Patrick's Day Parade or having a traditional dinner of corned beef and cabbage at home. Visitors to New York City on St. Patrick's Day can enjoy participating in the celebration alongside New York City natives.
The first official St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York City was held in 1762 by Irish military men serving in the American colonies. Today, the parade attracts two million spectators and over 2150,000 marchers participate in the parade every year.
New York City has Irish pubs all over the city, whether you're looking for something upscale or divey. Be aware, that on St. Patrick's Day, these bars are likely to be very crowded all day long.
3. St. Patrick's Day Events
From concerts to walking tours, New York City embraces it's Irish side and offers visitors a lot of ways to enjoy Irish culture and history around St. Patrick's Day.
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