Saint Patrick’s Day and the Parade
by Student Ambassador Yunhee Ahn
There was a holiday in the United States called ‘Saint Patrick’s Day’ on March 17. Saint Patrick’s Day is a holiday which is originally come from Ireland, but also it has been celebrated in many countries. On Saint Patrick’s Day in the U.S, people celebrate for the Irish and Irish American culture. Since the U.S had many Irish immigrants, especially in San Francisco, it became a holiday in some cities in the U.S.
The parade for Saint Patrick’s Day starts one day before the holiday. I saw the Saint Patrick’s Day parade with EC San Francisco language schoolmates at Civic center. Saint Patrick’s Day is known as ‘the wearing of the green’, so my friends and I wore green items to celebrate it. Saint Patrick’s Day parade was so exciting! Everyone on the parade dressed up with green clothes, and sang and danced together. We also watched musical performances and drank Irish coffee. After enjoying the parade, we went to Irish pub and enjoyed eating food and drinking beer. That day was my first time to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day in my life. It was a good chance to know the Irish American culture and to hang out with friends.