“Saint Patrick’s Day has come to be associated with everything Irish: anything green and gold, shamrocks and luck. Most importantly, to those who celebrate its intended meaning, St. Patrick’s Day is a traditional day for spiritual renewal and offering prayers for missionaries worldwide.
In American cities with a large Irish population, St. Patrick’s Day is a very big deal. Big cities and small towns a like celebrate with parades, “wearing of the green,” music and songs, Irish food and drink, and activities for kids such as crafts, coloring and games. Some communities even go so far as to dye rivers or streams green!”
New York City & Long Island have a big Irish population. This Saturday St. Patrick’s day March 17th 2012 in Manhattan there is the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade. The Parade starts at 44th Street at 11:00 am with thousands of people dressing in green and going on many different bar crawls. Out on Long Islands East End, Montauk NY the 50th annual St. Patrick’s Day parade will kick off from Edgemere Road at 10:00 am Sunday March 25th 2012 in Montauk New York. The Parade runs up Edgemere Road and then turns on to Main Street passed the reviewing stand on the green, and finishes at the end of Main Street by the IGA. Come early to get a good vantage point to see New York’s second largest St. Patrick’s Day Parade.