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St. Patrick's Day in New York City

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in New York City


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.

1. St. Patrick's Day Parade

A whole lot of Irish
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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.

More: St. Patrick's Day Parade Guide
Photos: 2006 St. Patrick's Day Parade Photos
Photos: 2002 St. Patrick's Day Parade Photos

2. Irish Pubs in New York City

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

Joe Hurley at Joe's Pub
Photo Courtesy of Joe Hurley

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.

More: Things To Do on St. Patrick's Day

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