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Sound Shore St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2017

Written on February 7, 2016

2017 Sound Shore St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Sunday March 19th, 2017 at 1.30pm
2017 Parade Grand Marshal:Valerie O’Keefe


Fueled by the tremendous success of last year’s parade, we’re confident the 2017 parade will be bigger, better and even more fun.

Join the Sound Shore St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee and our Grand Marshal Jim Sullivan at our 5th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade held on Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 1:30 pm in Mamaroneck, NY.

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A “hundred thousand welcomes” to the sixth Annual Sound Shore St. Patrick’s Day Parade. This special event will kick off on Sunday, March 19th 2017, at 1:30pm on Mamaroneck Avenue in Mamaroneck, New York.

The focus of the parade is to promote Irish heritage in the Sound Shore community, and to provide college scholarships to local students. Our goal each year will be to produce a quality family event that celebrates the great contributions of the Irish and Irish Americans in the Sound Shore area.

All are welcome to attend the parade. We hope to see everyone lined up and down Mamaroneck Avenue to cheer on our bands and marchers. We look forward to a great day and a successful parade.

Slainte!

   – Sound Shore St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee

Sound Shore St. Patricks Day Parade Committee Members

Padraic Boyle

Carey Chaney

Kees Coughlin

Joseph Mauro

Tania McMenamin

Caitlin Murphy

Chris Murphy

Laura Murphy

Michael Murphy

Tim O’Neill

Kevin O’Shea

Shannon O’Leary Pujadas

Christopher Regan

Gregory Sullivan

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.