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

 

HAVE A GREAT ST. PATRICK'S DAY ! 

 

 

 

 

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