Grab your four-leaf clover because March 17 is St. Patrick’s Day! New York City will turn the Big Apple a lovely shade of green with its famous St. Patrick’s Day parade. If you can’t make it in person, HollywoodLife.com has a live stream you can watch. How lucky!
Raise a glass of Guinness and get ready to dance because it’s St. Patrick’s Day! While everyone is Irish today, not everyone can be in New York City to watch the world’s biggest St. Patrick’s Day parade. If you still want to see it, click to watch the green, white and orange spectacular online!
Around 200,000 people are expected to take part in NYC’s 255th St. Patrick’s Day parade on March 17. A million more will watch every Celtic lad and lass march their way up Manhattan, according to the International Business Times. The green-colored extravaganza kicks off at 11:00 A.M. so make sure your Irish eyes are smiling as they see every amazing second.
New York City has held the parade since 1762, according to the New York Daily News. Yes, America has been celebrating St. Patrick’s Day even before America was an actual country. No wonder it’s one of the biggest celebrations in the world. Be sure you’re ready to celebrate with the best St. Patrick’s Day beauty finds.
The parade kicks off at 44th street, traveling up Fifth Avenue — past St. Patrick’s Cathedral at 50th Street — all the way to the American Irish Historical Society at East 80th street, per Time Out New York. Then it’s time to party! Be sure your St. Paddy’s Day bash is the best after getting these essential supplies. Plus, New York’s not the only town turning Irish on the 17th — check out these other places getting into the St. Paddy’s Day spirit.
This year’s event is also incredibly important, as it will be the first time that LGBT members of the city will be allowed to openly march in the parade, according to the New York Times. Because parade organizers dropped the ban, Mayor Bill de Blasio, 54 says he will attend the event for the first time in two years.
“The St. Patrick’s Day Parade is a New York City tradition, but for years, Irish L.G.B.T. New Yorkers could not show their pride,” the New York City mayor said to the Associated Press. “Finally, they can celebrate their heritage by marching in a parade that now represents progress and equality.”
The 2016 NYC St. Patrick’s Day will also be a historical event for another reason, according to the Independent. Despite being older than America itself, this year, the event will be broadcast in Ireland for the very first time! The luck of the Irish will truly be with this year’s parade!
Are you excited for St. Patrick’s Day Parade, HollywoodLifers? How are you going to celebrate?