Monday, February 17, 2014
Irish influence is found in every nook and cranny of Boston’s historic streets. During the 19th century, there was a population influx from Ireland as a result of the Irish famine. Two centuries later, Boston still proudly represents Irish culture, and this is never more apparent than on St. Patrick’s Day. It has become a common joke around here that, “Everyone is Irish on March 17th!!” Whether you are Irish or not, there is plenty of fun activities for everyone to participate in on St. Patrick’s Day!
The main event is the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade through South Boston. Getting to the parade is a celebration in its self. On your way there you will be joined by a sea of green shirted people and more leprechauns than you ever imagined! Once you get to the parade the fun continues as various floats and marching bands wind their way through the streets of Boston.
In addition to the parade, there are many other events taking place to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. One event that is sure to get a great turn out is the Luck of the Irish Pub Crawl.This pub crawl spans over the course of three days, so you have your preference on which date you would like to purchase a ticket for. If you are looking for a more family oriented event, try the
St. Patrick's Day Road Race.This is a 5K race to benefit the Boys and Girls Club. If you are more interested in trying out some Irish cuisine, then consider attending the Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner and Gift Party on March 16th. This event is open to the entire community! No matter what event you like the most, rest assured that Boston is the place to be for St. Patrick’s Day. So pack all your green apparel and come to Boston to experience a little piece of Ireland in the United States!