Most people probably know that March 17th is St. Patricks Day in the U.S.A. In Suffolk County, Massachusetts, where, Boston is located, March 17th is a public holiday known as Evacuation Day. Most businesses follow regular opening hours in the United States.

Celebrate St Patrick’s Day

Saint Patrick’s day is celebrated in the U.S.A. with Irish food, drinks, and Irish themed parties. According to many, ”Everyone’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day.” Certainly, Irish Pubs promote that idea, and many people wear green on that day.

Some large cities in the U.S.A. and Canada hold large parades to commemorate the day:

  • Boston
  • Chicago
  • Denver
  • Detroit
  • Houston
  • Philadelphia
  • Pittsburgh
  • New Orleans
  • New York
  • Savannah
  • Seattle
  • Toronto

The Chicago River was dyed green in 2005. Many public places across the United States follow this trend in their public places as well.

About St Patrick’s Day

Saint Patrick is one of the Patron saints of Ireland, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Boston, MA and other places.

Symbols Associated with Saint Patrick

  • Almost anything green.
  • The Shamrock
  • The green, orange and white flag of the Republic of Ireland.
  • Brands of beer associated with Irish culture.
  • Snakes