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Hamilton Saint Patrick’s Day Parade 2017

Written on February 2, 2016

2017 Hamilton Saint Patrick’s Day Parade 

Saturday, March 11th, 2017 at 1:00pm

 

Hamilton St Patrick’s Parade

Hamilton St Patrick’s Parade

 

Hamilton NJ St Patricks Day Parade Grand Marshall
First Bank CEO and President Patrick Liam Ryan will serve as the grand marshal of Hamilton’s 2016 St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

First Bank CEO and President Patrick L. Ryan (right) dons the royal sash at Hamilton’s Ancient Order of Hibernians hall Friday, Dec. 11, 2015, after Vince McKelvey [left] of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee announced Ryan will serve as grand marshal of Hamilton’s 2016 St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

 

 

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.