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Saint Patrick’s Day in New Orleans, 2014

February 27th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

Saint Patrick's Day in New Orleans, 2014The Irish brought Saint Patrick’s Day to our shores in 1737. By 1809 we were celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day in New Orleans, where we promptly put our own spin on it. Erin go Big Easy!

According to a number of sources, the first record of a Saint Patrick’s Day parade ever being held is 1762 in, not Ireland or even Boston but New York city – and it was held by Irish soldiers serving in the British army. How’s that for a head shaker?

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