Hoboken Saint Patrick’s Day Fest
Written on February 2, 2016
Our sole purpose is to unite the Hoboken community on one of the most joyous holidays of the year – St Patrick’s Day! Hoboken is a special place with a special public that enjoy great venues, good food and beer, and of course, the festivities of such a holiday. Every year, during the first Saturday of March, we help organize a community event that brings out thousands of Hoboken supporters and St Patrick’s Day fanatics. Our mission is to “Keep the Tradition Going Strong”. Join us this Saturday March 5th as we unite in solidarity to ring in the 2017 St Patrick’s Day Celebration.
If you know anything about Hoboken, you know that the bar scene is one of the best in the country and the community is resilient and full of life. On Saturday March 5, 2016, Hoboken will unite in solidarity for the biggest event of the year, the annual St Paddy’s Hoboken Celebration. Come out and enjoy the best venues Hoboken has to offer while participating in the Irish pride festivities. With so many venues participating in this years “All Access Pass”, it’s sure to bring out thousands of energetic Hoboken party-goers.
With the “All Access Pass”, you’ll register at the location that you choose (your starting point). You’ll receive a wristband, which will entitle you to reduced admission to all of the participating venues. You will also receive a full map of Hoboken’s best venues to visit during the day. Over 20 venues are participating in this year’s Hoboken St Patrick’s Day Celebration Event!
Keep the tradition going strong! That’s exactly what we’re here to do. The phenomenon that takes hold of Hoboken every single March is quickly approaching. Not only is the weather going to get a little warmer, it is the perfect way to get the party started for St Patrick’s Day – a real pre – St. Paddy’s day event! The first Saturday of March is a special day in Hoboken, NJ. Not only do all of the great bars and venues in Hoboken collaborate on a star-studded event, this year the “All Access Pass” is the one package you’ll need in order to spend the entire day in excitement. Join us this Saturday March 5 during our annual St. Paddy’s Celebration as Hoboken unites in solidarity to offer a great package for those who wish to celebrate in style and tradition.
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.