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St. Patrick's Day - Parade Fun Facts


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

source: http://www.ibtimes.com/st-patricks-day-parade-2014-top-10-largest-parades-schedules-route-maps-new-york-boston-chicago-more

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