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St. Patrick's Day is a lively celebration, traditionally observed with parades, music, dancing, Irish food and green beer. Chances are, there will be a parade near you, as there are parades and celebrations all over the United States on this Irish holiday. The following are the top 10 of the heap.

Boston, Mass.- They've been partying since 1901 in "Bean Town". About 850,000 people attend this spirited party. The city's population is about 16 percent Irish and they celebrate St. Patrick's Day with enthusiasm.

New York City- New York's parade has been celebrated since 1762. They expect about 2 million people to line the streets of New York for the largest and oldest St. Patrick's parade in the United States. The huge parade has about 150,000 marchers. No floats or automobiles allowed. Plenty of bagpipes and green beer in the city on this Irish event. As the original St. Patrick's Day Parade in U.S. history, the first event was held in 1762.



One of the greatest Irish festivals, St. Patrick's Day or Paddy's Day commemorates the death of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. A festive day for the Irish people, St. Patrick's Day is a festive public holiday the Republic of Ireland and also celebrated with much enthusiasm in places such as Canada, Great Britain, Australia, the United States and New Zealand. Sumptuous feasts, green clothes, frothy delights, joyous merrymaking with friends and family - all are parts of this grand occassion.


   St Patrick is known as the patron saint of Ireland. True, he was not a born Irish. But he has become an integral part of the Irish heritage, mostly through his service across Ireland of the 5th century.
      Patrick was born in the later half of the 4th century AD. There are differing views about the exact year and place of his birth. According to one school of opinion, he was born about 390 A.D., while the other school says it is about 373 AD. Again, his birth …