If you ask people to name three things that they associate with the city of Boston, 95% of them will include the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Everyone has that image of Charles river dyed green and thousands of people marching to celebrate their Irish Heritage. Well, the day of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Boston is nearing and it is the perfect opportunity to learn more about it.
The Boston parade has been held in March since 1901 and over the years, it has grown in the largest celebration of its kind in America. It is an event that celebrates the Irish heritage which almost a quarter of people in Massachusetts share, and which also celebrates the many Irish Americans that have done incredible things for the city, the state and the country as a whole.
On March 15th, the St. Paddy’s Day parade will once again march through South Boston and everyone is invited to come and witness the fun and the joy; as well as the respect for history, the veterans and everything else that makes this country so great.
The Parade starts at 1:00 pm. at the Broadway T Station and it ends at Andrew Square in Southie. If you wish to see the parade up close and personal, it is best to find a spot somewhere along Broadway.
However, the parade is not the only thing going on and the only thing that you can do in Boston on this day. You can always stroll the Boston’s Irish Heritage Trail which will bring the history of the Irish American to life, complete with all the politicians, war heroes ,matriarchs and artists that have contributed to the country and the city.
You can also check out the Dropkick Murphy’s annual House of Blues concert and visit any of the innumerable bars and pubs where the people will be celebrating the holiday.
Whatever you do, make sure that you get to know that true Boston spirit!