Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day has become a ritual in the U.S. & Canada.
Along with celebrations comes large parades. Let's look at some parade fun facts brought to you by sohoskirts.com
Parade History & FACTS
Boston has hosted its annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, the nation’s longest-running public parade, since 1737.
New York City, had its first St. Patrick’s Day Parade in 1762 (fourteen years before the Declaration of Independence.),
Philadelphia had its first in 1771.
Here are the 10 Largest St. Patrick's Day Parades in the USA - by spectator size:
NYC St. Patrick's > 2 million Spectators
Chicago St. Patricks' - 1 Million Spectators
Boston Parade - 600,000 - 1 Million
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More parades: Established and # of spectators.
Savannah, Ga. Est. 1824 -- 750,000
Scranton, Pa. Est. 1962 --- 110,000
Kansas City, Mo. Est. 1973 -- 200,000
San Francisco, Calif. Est. 1852 -- 105,000
Philadelphia, Pa. ESt 1771 --- 100,00
Syracuse, N.y. Est. 1982 --- 30,000+
Hot Springs, Ark. Est 2004 -- 30,000
HAVE A GREAT ST. PATRICK'S DAY !