St Patrick’s Day is one of the most important times of the year in the US, when both the Irish and the non-Irish, celebrate culture and Irish heritage. Largely, the youth celebrate the occasion wearing shamrock coloured clothes, while sipping green beer. If you want to enjoy the festival, have a look at the three best US cities to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.
Chicago is one of the best cities in the US to celebrate St Patrick’s Day. The “Second City” has been attracting about 350,000 people from all across the globe to participate in the grand-scale celebration.
If you want to celebrate with them, all you need to do is book tickets well in advance to save yourself from last-minute hassles. The people of Chicago have a unique way of celebrating the festival; they follow a ritual of dyeing the Chicago River, green. This tradition started in the 1960s. People largely gather around Division Street where most of the events take place. We also recommend that you stop at Mrs. Murphy & Sons Irish Pub in the North Centre neighbourhood.
Boston is not very far behind when it comes to celebrating St Patrick’s Day. Celebrated for their long Irish ancestry, the Bostonians start their parties about 7 days before St. Patrick’s Day.
Around 850,000 revellers gather to witness the events and other festivities like the parade, a variety of Irish band concerts, and the Gaelic Gourmet Gala to name a few.
New York City, New York
The New York City is one of the places where the parade and the celebrations date back to 1762. St. Patrick’s Day is one of the most cherished times.
The city shows gratitude and honours the Irish culture and heritage with a stately parade by marching bands and traditional musicians. The celebrations commence on the 17th of March and revellers celebrate in bars, pubs, and even on the roads.