The New Haven St. Patrick's Day Parade est. in 1842 proudly marches down the streets of New Haven, CT annually.

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade tradition was born in New Haven on March 17, 1842, when about 90 members of the Hibernian Provident Society, a mutual aid organization formed the previous year, marched through the city streets behind a banner made especially for the occasion.

Since the mid-1950’s the St. Patrick’s Day Parade of Greater New Haven has become one of New England’s premier Irish events. It is the largest, single-day spectator event in the State of Connecticut. As the 6th oldest parade in the nation, its fame was recognized by the Library of Congress in 1999. This keepsake of New Haven’s Irish community became a national keepsake when the Library of Congress selected the Greater New Haven St. Patrick’s Day Parade as an outstanding example of American folk life. (Moynihan and Hogan)

Thank you to all who participate, attend and support the Greater New Haven St. Patrick’s Day Parade. An estimated 300,000 spectators line the streets of the Elm City to see our Parade. We are in the midst of planning the 2012 parade which will take place on Sunday, March 11th 2012. We are very proud of this great tradition and we invite you to enjoy the information and history of our great parade on our web site!

For information on participating in the 2012 parade please visit our Parade Day page by click the tab above or here; http://www.stpatricksdayparade.org/parade2012/parde-day/

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