Saint Patrick's Day or St. Patty's Day, no matter what you may call it will be taking place this year on March 17th. In honor of the Patron Saint of Ireland, many celebrate with food and drink fo this day. Even if you are not Irish, it seems everyone feels a connection and enjoys the celebration of St. Patrick's Day.
A lot of traditions are associated with St. Patrick's day. Shamrocks are very common because St. Patrick used the three-leaf clover to explain the Holy Trinity. In addition, it it believed to be good luck if you find a four-leaf clover. The color green again is connected to the shamrock; however, originally St. Patrick was associated with the color blue.
What do leprechauns have to do with St. Patrick's Day? Interesting back story to leprechauns: although there is almost no connection to St. Patrick, there is a connection of the leprechauns to Irish folklore. What ultimately connects these figures is Ireland.
So, whether you are Irish or not, check out the parades going on in many local towns for this St. Patrick's Day!
- 2014 St. Patrick's Day Parade - Glen Cove - Feb. 23 - 1:00pm
- Kings Park St. Patrick's Day Parade - Kings Park - Mar. 1 - 12:00pm
- 2014 Mineola NY St. Patrick's Day Parade - Mineola - Mar. 2 - 1:00pm
- 2014 East Islip St. Patrick's Day Parade - East Islip - Mar. 2 - 2:00pm
- 2014 Bethpage St. Patrick's Day Parade - Bethpage - Mar. 2 - 2:00pm
- St. Patrick's Day Cocktail Party - Manorville - Mar. 7 - 7:00pm-11:00pm
- St. Patrick's Parade of Greater Bay Shore - Bay Shore - Mar. 8 - 2:00pm
- 2014 Ronkonkoma St. Patrick's Day Parade - Ronkonkoma - Mar.
- Huntington St. Patrick's Day Parade - Huntington - Mar. 9 - 2:00pm
- 2014 Westhampton Beach St. Patrick's Day Parade - Westhampton Beach - Mar. 15 - 12:00pm
- 2014 Cutchogue St. Patrick's Day Parade - Cutchogue - Mar. 15 - 2:00pm-6:00pm
- 2014 St. James St. Patrick's Day Parade - St. James - Mar. 16 - 1:00pm
- 2014 Center Moriches St. Patrick's Day Parade - Center Moriches - Mar. 16
- 2014 Miller Place/Rocky Point St. Patrick's Day Parade - Miller Place - Mar. 16 - 1:00pm
- 2014 Bayport/Blue Point St. Patrick's Day Parade - Bayport - Mar. 16 - 11:00am-1:00pm
- 18th Annual Rockville Centre St. Patrick's Day Parade - Rockville Centre - Mar. 22 - 12:00pm
- 2014 Hampton Bays St. Patrick's Day Parade - Hampton Bays - Mar. 22 - 11:00am-3:00pm
- Montauk's 52nd Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade - Montauk - Mar. 23 - 11:30am-2:00pm
- 2014 Patchogue St. Patrick's Day Parade - Patchogue - Mar. 30 - 12:30pm-2:30pm
- Annual St. Patrick's Parade & May the Road Rise to Meet Ye 5K Road Race - Patchogue - 12:20 PM
Which parade do you like to go to?
Will you try to go to more than one parade this year? Tell us in the comments below!