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Queens County St Patricks Parade 2017

Written on February 5, 2016

2017 Queens County St Patricks Parade

Saturday March 4th, 2017

THE QUEENS COUNTY ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE COMMITTEE IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THAT OUR 42nd, ANNUAL ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE WILL BE HELD ON , SAT, 4TH MARCH 2017, IN ROCKAWAY BEACH, QUEENS, NEW YORK. THE PARADE HAS GROWN IN STATURE OVER THE YEARS AND IS WELL ATTENDED BY THE MAYOR AND ALL ELECTED OFFICIALS OF NYC. AND SOME MAYORS FROM IRELAND,

WE ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THAT

Queens County St Patricks Parade St Patrick’s ParadeWILLIAM LYNN BUSINESS MANAGER LOCAL UNION 30, I.U.O.E. IS NAMED GRAND MARSHAL FOR PARADE 2017

 

 

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.”
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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!