Bennington St Patricks Day Parade
Written on March 8, 2016
Bennington, Vermont’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade is one of the smallest St. Patrick’s Day Parades in the USA. This year the Bennington, Vermont’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will begin at 1pm at the Bennington Station parking lot. The .7 mile parade route can be found on our website www.betterbennington.com.
Saint Patrick described himself as a “most humble-minded man, pouring forth a continuous paean of thanks to his Maker for having chosen him as the instrument whereby multitudes who had worshipped idols and unclean things had become the people of God.”
Many folk ask the question ‘Why is the Shamrock the National Flower of Ireland ?’ The reason is that St. Patrick used it to explain the Holy Trinity to the pagans. Saint Patrick is believed to have been born in the late fourth century, and is often confused with Palladius, a bishop who was sent by Pope Celestine in 431 to be the first bishop to the Irish believers in Christ.
In the custom known as “drowning the shamrock”, the shamrock that has been worn on a lapel or hat is put in the last drink of the evening.