Americans are Irish beyond St. Patrick's Day

16 Mar 2017 The American Dream

St Patricks Day NYC Bill Engfer Flickr

St. Patrick's Day in the USA (Bill Engfer via Flickr)

The whole month of March is designated as Irish Heritage Month and on St. Patrick’s Day 2017, Americans will be celebrating their Irish ancestry once again! Americans are not to be underestimated and they certainly know how to party when it comes to celebrating one of the most important Irish heritage days! Don’t miss the chance to be there with us when we broadcast via Facebook live on St. Paddy’s Day from New York City! 

Every year in countries around the world people celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in commemoration of the patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick, who died on March 17 in the year 461. And it is no wonder that across the USA, Americans come together in Irish pubs for a pint and celebrate at parades: According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 10.2% of Americans claim to have Irish ancestry. That’s around 33 million Americans – more than in the entire country of Ireland! Make sure to read about the U.S. Census 2020 this month in our "American Dream" blog to learn more about the Irish and immigrants in the USA!

In 1737, even before the United States became a country, Boston held the country’s first St. Patrick’s Day parade. In Massachusetts, 20.2% of its population claims to be of Irish descent, the largest percentage in the United States! Their residents have been dressing up green and kissing Irish for almost 300 years. We wonder how many people in Massachusetts will be eating corned beef and cabbage this Friday, March 17, 2017?

St. Patrick’s Day 2017: Catch the Luck of the Irish!

St Paddys Day NYC Bill Engfer Flickr

St. Patrick's Day Parade in the USA (Bill Engfer via Flickr)

After Boston, New York City was the next U.S. city to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a parade in 1762. And New York City is where we will be this Friday! Join in as we celebrate this Irish day live in the Big Apple. As our TAD Team enjoys a beer in the Irish pub, we will also be live at the New York City St. Patrick’s Day parade! The parade starts at 11:00 am and we hope to see you there as it passes famous sights like St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Central Park. So, get your green on and celebrate Irish on Friday!

To join the event virtually, don’t forget to become a fan of The American Dream on Facebook. Make sure to wear green so you don’t get pinched and don’t forget your shamrock!

Don’t wait around, however, for the little green leprechaun to lead you to a Green Card at the end of a rainbow. After the party, put that lucky shamrock away and apply for the upcoming Green Card Lottery DV-19 and take your luck into your own hands! Happy Paddy's Day!