March 13th, 2017 700 views
Saint Patrick’s Day is almost here on March 17, and whether you’re Irish or couldn’t be further from it, there’s only one acceptable way to celebrate when you’re a 360 State resident – head to the annual parade in New Haven.
The St. Patrick’s Day Parade tradition was born in New Haven on March 17, 1842, when about 90 members of the Hibernian Provident Society, a mutual aid organization formed the previous year, marched through the city streets behind a banner made especially for the occasion.
Since the mid-1950’s the St. Patrick’s Day Parade of Greater New Haven has become one of New England’s premier Irish events. It is the largest single-day spectator event in the state of Connecticut. As the sixth oldest parade in the nation, its fame was recognized by the Library of Congress in 1999.
This year, the annual parade will take place on Sunday, March 12 at 1:30 p.m. You can also watch the parade, with live coverage starting at 2 p.m. on WCCT (Fox News Connecticut), and a rebroadcast on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, at 12 p.m., on WCCT.
The 2017 parade travels the traditional route, beginning on Chapel Street at Sherman Avenue which is about a mile and a half from your 360 State apartment and ending on Grove Street at Orange Street, lasting about a mile and a half in total.
If you’re looking to have some fun for Saint Patrick’s Day with the entire family, then don’t miss out on this festive annual event!
Saint Patrick’s Day Parade of Greater New Haven
Chapel Street and Sherman Avenue, New Haven