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Eastchester St Patricks Day Parade 2017

Written on February 4, 2016

2017 Eastchester St Patrick’s Day Parade

Sunday March 12th, 2017 at 3pm
Eastchester’s 13th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Eastchester St Patricks Day Parade 2017

Eastchester St Patrick’s Day Parade

 

Eastchester St Patricks Day Parade 2016

Dr. Helene Murtha-Dooley Grand Marshal Congratulations to our 2016
Grand Marshal

Eastchester St Patricks Day Parade 2016

Honorees Kathy Doody,Christine Doody Doherty

Kathy Doody
Christine Doody Doherty
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The Eastchester Irish-American Social Club is a non-profit organization formed in 1966 consisting of men and women of Irish descent (or those who enjoy Irish culture) living in Eastchester, Tuckahoe, Crestwood, and Bronxville as well as sponsoring Eastchester’s Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival.

We hold monthly meetings every third Friday of the month. Come join us!
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Eastchester Irish-American Social Club 2015 Officers:

John Murtha – President president@eastchesterirish.org
Brendan Lynch – Vice President vpres@eastchesterirish.org
Dan Foley – Treasurer treasurer@eastchesterirish.org
Shona Ruane – Recording Secretary
Annemarie Flannery – Correspondence Secretary
Patty George – Membership Secretary
Brendan Ahern – Sergeant at Arms

Saint Patrick’s Day?
Saint Patrick’s Day has come to be associated with everything Irish: anything green and gold, shamrocks and luck. Most importantly, to those who celebrate its intended meaning, St. Patrick’s Day is a traditional day for spiritual renewal and offering prayers for missionaries worldwide.

Why is it celebrated on March 17th? One theory is that that is the day that St. Patrick died. Since the holiday began in Ireland, it is believed that as the Irish spread out around the world, they took with them their history and celebrations. The biggest observance of all is, of course, in Ireland. With the exception of restaurants and pubs, almost all businesses close on March 17th. Being a religious holiday as well, many Irish attend mass, where March 17th is the traditional day for offering prayers for missionaries worldwide before the serious celebrating begins.

In American cities with a large Irish population, St. Patrick’s Day is a very big deal. Big cities and small towns alike celebrate with parades, “wearing of the green,” music and songs, Irish food and drink, and activities for kids such as crafts, coloring and games. Some communities even go so far as to dye rivers or streams green!

There are several accounts of Saint Patrick’s death. One says that Patrick died at Saul, Downpatrick, Ireland, on March 17, 460 A.D. His jawbone was preserved in a silver shrine and was often requested in times of childbirth, epileptic fits, and as a preservative against the “evil eye.” Another account says that St. Patrick ended his days at Glastonbury, England and was buried there. The Chapel of St. Patrick still exists as part of Glastonbury Abbey. Today, many Catholic places of worship all around the world are named after St. Patrick, including cathedrals in New York and Dublin city. A toast for St Patrick’s Day, “May the roof above us never fall in, and may we friends beneath it never fall out.”Saint Patrick’s Day?

Saint Patrick’s Day has come to be associated with everything Irish: anything green and gold, shamrocks and luck. Most importantly, to those who celebrate its intended meaning, St. Patrick’s Day is a traditional day for spiritual renewal and offering prayers for missionaries worldwide. Why is it celebrated on March 17th? One theory is that that is the day that St. Patrick died. Since the holiday began in Ireland, it is believed that as the Irish spread out around the world, they took with them their history and celebrations. The biggest observance of all is, of course, in Ireland. With the exception of restaurants and pubs, almost all businesses close on March 17th. Being a religious holiday as well, many Irish attend mass, where March 17th is the traditional day for offering prayers for missionaries worldwide before the serious celebrating begins.

The most important element of Saint Patrick’s Day, after mass, is the Saint Patrick’s Day Parades. Over 300 Saint Patrick’s Day Parades around the world celebrate this famous Saint Patrick’s Day .

The beating  heart of these Saint Patrick’s Day Parades are the Pipe Bands with their stirring music & powerful presence.