St. Patrick’s Day celebrations as we know them began in Boston and New York City in the 18th century. Nowadays this American phenomenon has spread all around the world, including back to Ireland.
- Oldest St Patrick’s Day parade is in the US
- Where was America’s first St. Patrick’s Day celebration? – The Washington Post
- Why did St. Patrick’s Day become such a big deal in America?
- St. Patrick’s Day: History, Facts, Traditions, Parades & Origins Of Saint Patrick – HistoryExtra
- How America Invented St. Patrick’s Day | Time
- How St. Patrick’s Day Was Made in America – HISTORY
- Why is St Patrick’s Day so popular in America? – BBC Bitesize
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