Saying hello to March means one important thing here in the United States… St Patrick’s Day! A holiday that has been widely celebrated across the country since the 18th century, St. Patrick’s Day is a chance to recognize the rich Irish culture here in America.
For those of you who are new to St. Patrick’s Day, this celebration marks the feast day of Ireland’s patron saint, St. Patrick. Throughout American history, many people from Ireland have immigrated to the US. In fact, there are over 33 million residents here in the US with Irish ancestry.
Across America, St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated with parades and parties. Many people dress up in green and adorn themselves with shamrocks, the symbol of Ireland. One tradition in the US is to pinch anyone who is not wearing the color green on St. Patrick’s Day.
Here at the Harvest Institute, we believe that experiencing local events is a great way to immerse yourself in the local culture. To help you out, we have put together a guide to the top St. Patrick’s Day events taking place across all three of our campus home cities.
Newark, New Jersey
Taking place on March 15th, everyone is invited to head down to Mulberry Street & Central Avenue in Newark to join in the St. Patrick’s Day celebratory parade. Honor America’s Irish heritage with traditional dancing, music, dress, and plenty of fun.
Visit Newark’s Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart on March 17th at 4pm for their annual St. Patrick’s Day concert. Hear some classical Celtic music performed by top Irish musicians. It will leave you with an everlasting appreciation of Ireland’s distinguished musical history.
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day like the Irish with a traditional pub crawl. A great way to experience a night out in Downtown Orlando put on something green and get your tickets from $10 per person.
The 41st Annual Winter Park Street St. Patrick’s Day parade is taking place on Sunday, March 3rd. An excellent opportunity to experience traditional Irish culture, this is an event not to be missed.
Los Angeles, California
On March 16th, Hermosa Beach will be bursting with Irish Spirit at its St. Patrick’s Day parade. Featuring a marching band, traditional bagpipes, and everything green, enjoy a festive day out at this annual parade.
Why not try something a little different on March 17th, when the Original Farmers’ Market will take on an Irish theme for the day. Enjoy tasting some authentic Irish food, sampling beer, and plenty of traditional live music from some of the area’s best folk bands.
We hope you have a great time enjoying the St. Patrick’s Day festivities this March. Who knows, maybe you will even find the opportunity to put your English language skills to practice too!
If you would love the opportunity to experience America’s vibrant culture for yourself while improving your English at the same time, why not take a look at our selection of courses? For further information, get in touch with our team at 0833 609 4646 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.