Shannon Brady
Writer & Editor

Saint Patrick’s Day is celebrated annually on March 17, which this year falls on a Sunday. Originally the Catholic feast day of Saint Patrick, it was popularized in the United States in the twentieth century by the Irish-American community: check out our previous articles for more information on the holiday and on the parade, which was established by the Irish-American community of New York City in 1762 (before the United States was even established as a country!).

Typically, organizers hold the parade the day of, but in years such as 2024, where St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Sunday, the parade is held on March 16 so Sunday is open for religious services. The parade route starts on 5th Avenue and 44th Street at 11:00 AM EST, continues down 5th Avenue, and ends at 5th Avenue and 79th Street at 4:30 PM. Notably, the parade passes by St. Patrick’s Cathedral on 50th Street.

You can look on the parade’s official website for information on who is participating, where to go for the best view as a spectator, where and how to watch the parade on TV and on your streaming service, and more.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at Stay safe and healthy, and Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!