Friday, March 19, 2010

St Patrick's Day parade in New York

Snapshots by 
Tracy Anderson
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These little “Leprechauns” were so beautiful and posed the minute they saw me taking their pictures!
This girl was having a great time - trust me! Ha!
There were people from all over.
There were even Leprechauns.
Saint Patrick's Day is a yearly holiday celebrated on 17 March. It is named after Saint Patrick, the most commonly recognized of the patron saints of Ireland. 
The first St. Patrick's Day parade in NYC took place on March 17, 1762 when Irishmen from the evolutionary War brought the tradition to the New World.
It wouldn't be St. Paddy's Day without the bagpipes!
One of the many, many banners and flags being carried through the parade.
 There were bands from all over.
It was so worth fighting the crowds to get a few pictures. 
The St. Patrick's Day Parade is one of New York City's greatest traditions.
Ημέρα του Αγίου Πατρικίου στη Νέα Υόρκη
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Γράφει από τη Νέα Υόρκη
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Η ημέρα του Αγίου Πατρικίου γιορτάζεται από τους απανταχού στη γη Ιρλανδούς.
Η 17η Μαρτίου έχει καθιερωθεί ως ημέρα του Αγίου Πατρικίου, με αφορμή την επέτειο θανάτου του τον 5ο αιώνα μ.Χ.
 
Η πρώτη παρέλαση έγινε στη Νέα Υόρκη το 1762, από Ιρλανδούς στρατιώτες.
 
Η παρέλαση του Αγίου Πατρικίου είναι σήμερα η μεγαλύτερη μη στρατιωτική παρέλαση που γίνεται παγκοσμίως.
 
 Τα πάντα στολίζονται στο πράσινο, το εθνικό χρώμα της Ιρλανδίας.
  
Η ημέρα του Αγίου Πατρικίου γιορτάζεται με ιδιαίτερη λαμπρότητα στη Νέα Υόρκη κάθε χρόνο.

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14 comments:

Debbie said...

What great photos of St. Patrick's Day celebration in NYC. I've many Irish friends from New York. It looked like a fun day of celebration.

Anastasia said...

Great photos! Saint Patrick's Day sounds like a great fun day! Most Irish pubs in Larnaca were packed on the 17th - especially those at the seafront- even though we don't celebrate that day!

Cheryl said...

So much fun...everyone is Irish on St. Paddy's day!

Mimi said...

Love the leprechauns!
I've a post with pics of St. Patrick's Day Parade in Dublin if you want to come have a peek.

Kata said...

I like photos.This is nice post.Thank you dear friend Phivos!
Have a fun and good weekend:)

Mimi said...

Hi Philip, my email is kcraroma@gmail.com.
Thanks for your visit and lovely comment.

Couture Carrie said...

So fun!
I love NYC, especially at St. Patty's Day!

xoxox,
CC

irina said...

What great photos of St. Patrick's Day celebration !!!I love all these photos!

Have a great day,

Irina

Silverbeige said...
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Silverbeige said...

The man with his tea kanne necklace is so interesting!!! He is great that he wore this only because of the parade.

Margie said...

Oh, I love New York city!
Great pictures from the St. Patrick's day parade!
Thank you Philip for sharing them and have a good weekend.

Margie :)

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shots. Wish you Happy St. Patrick's day.

Deborah said...

Fantastic! American Soldiers...swoons.

Lakshmi said...

brought back memories..i was there during the festivities