According to National Geographic magazine, New York City is the best place to celebrate St. Patrick’s day! Our concrete jungle beat out some amazing cities around the world, and even those in Ireland! New York is about to become Shamrock city! In order to enjoy this holiday, be sure to wear green clothes and join in on the annual St. Patrick’s day Parade. The New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade is the world’s largest St. Patrick’s day celebration. The parade starts on 44th street and 5th avenue, goes up 5th avenue, and passes by St. Patrick’s Cathedral. It finishes around 5pm by 79th street. This parade is unique because there are no floats or cars in the parade. The parade will feature bands, bagpipes, and dancers. This parade began in 1762, which makes this particular parade older than the United States!
It is also typical to celebrate this holiday by drinking a green beer! Whatever you choose to do, drink in moderation, stay safe, and wear green! Take a look at some of our favorite St. Patrick’s day photos from EC New York ESL Center.