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Mount Holly St Patricks Day Parade 2017

Written on February 2, 2016

2017 Mount Holly St Patricks Parade 

Saturday March, 4 2017 at 1 P.M.

burlington_county St Patrick’s Parade

Céad Míle Fáilte!

Welcome to the Home of the Burlington County Saint Patrick’s Day Parade. We are the only Saint Patrick’s Day Parade in Burlington County and we would like to invite you to join us to celebrate our Irish Heritage and Culture at the Parade that will take place on Saturday March, 4 2017 at 1 P.M. in Downtown Mount Holly.

The Parade is a fun filled day with Pipe Bands, Irish Bands Step Dancers and many more examples of Irish Traditions. Please look around the website for more information about the Parade and how to take part. We welcome you to join us either as a volunteer, sponsor or participant. Please contact us if you have any questions and I hope to see you at the Parade. Also meet up with us afterwards  for the official After Party with non stop Irish music on two stages all day and night.

Each year the parade committee also selects a Miss St. Patrick to join our Grand Marshal in leading the parade down the street.  She receives an educational scholarship to help further her studies.  Along with this the Parade committee sponsors and runs several events that showcase Irish Heritage as well as educational and cultural events that will help the public gain a greater understanding of Irish Culture.

We are always looking for new volunteers to take part in the planning and running of the parade. If you are interested please contact us and someone will be in touch with you. I look forward to seeing all of you at next year’s parade.

Funding is made possible in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts from a grant to the Burlington County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Department of Resource Conservation, Division of Parks.

Funding in part from New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts from a grant to the Burlington County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Department of Resource Conservation, Division of Parks.

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.


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