Life in the USA: Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day

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St. Patrick’s day has been celebrated in America since the late 18th century and is primarily recognized as a celebration of Irish culture. While St. Patrick’s Day is always celebrated on March 17th, the spirit of the holiday widely dominates the month of March.

St. Patrick’s day in the USA can be defined by two things; parades and green food dye.


No matter where you are located in the United States, if it’s St. Patrick’s day you can rest assured that a parade can be found not far from where you are. While many towns hold their own local parades in the weeks before March 17th, the biggest celebrations can be found in major cities on the actual day.

Some cities known for their parades are:
New York City, NY
Boston, MA
Chicago, IL
New Orleans, LA
Cleveland, OH
Seattle, WA


Most of all, St. Patrick’s Day is all about the GREEN! Nothing is safe from getting the green treatment on this day of Irish celebration. From your bagels to your beverages, everything is coming up green!

It doesn’t stop at food either.

Chicago has been dying its river green since 1962, and they’re not the only ones. Savannah, Indianapolis, and Jamestown are all on the list of cities who put dye in their waterways to add to the St. Patty’s Spirit.

Is this your first time celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in the USA? Let us know what traditions you enjoyed the most!

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