THE LUCK OF THE IRISH
Congratulations to our Luck of the Irish Label Contest winners and contestants! We had 77 entries featuring submissions of dogs, cats, chickens, a rabbit, a goat and a horse!
In 1st Place, we have Zander with 1322 votes, Quigley in 2nd Place with 1296 votes and in 3rd Place, we have Louie with 1180 votes!
Many thanks to Thimble Island Brewing Company, The Trinity Bar & Restaurant, and the Dan Cosgrove Animal Shelter. The proceeds of this event will benefit the Greater New Haven St. Patrick's Day Parade and the Dan Cosgrove Animal Shelter in Branford. We thank you for your support and can't wait for our Lucky Label release on May 25th at 6pm at the Thimble Island Brewing Company!
ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE • GREATER NEW HAVEN, CT • 181st ANNUAL EVENT: MARCH 12, 2023
Céad Míle Fáilte -- A Hundred Thousand Welcomes -- from the Greater New Haven St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee. The St. Patrick’s Day Parade tradition was born in New Haven on March 17, 1842, when about 90 members of the Hibernian Provident Society, a mutual aid organization formed the previous year, marched through the city streets behind a banner made especially for the occasion.
Lovingly sewn into the banner were traditional Irish depictions: St. Patrick in his bishop’s robes, an Irish wolfhound, a harp, shamrocks, and a portrait of Gen. Richard Montgomery, the Irish-born hero of the American Revolution. As Joan Moynihan and Neil Hogan, authors of “Images of America: New Haven St. Patrick’s Day Parade” explained, the banner had two mottos which bespoke the dual loyalties of the marchers: “e pluribus unum” ("out of many, one") and “Erin go bragh”.
Since the mid-1950’s the St. Patrick’s Day Parade of Greater New Haven has become one of New England’s premier Irish events. It is the largest, single-day spectator event in the State of Connecticut. As the 6th oldest parade in the nation, its fame was recognized by the Library of Congress in 1999. This keepsake of New Haven’s Irish community became a national keepsake when the Library of Congress selected the Greater New Haven St. Patrick’s Day Parade as an outstanding example of American folk life. (Moynihan and Hogan)
Thank you to all who participate, attend and support the Greater New Haven St. Patrick’s Day Parade. We are looking forward to the 2023 parade which will take place on Sunday, March 12, 2023. We are very proud of this great tradition and we invite you to enjoy the information and history of our great parade in the pages of this web site!
FAMILY FUN ZONE
The Family Fun Zone is presented in partnership with the Greater New Haven St. Patrick’s Day Parade and the Town Green District and their ambassadors. Free family friendly entertainment is offered along with activities that will involve children of all ages! The NH Town Green Ambassadors will monitor the FFZ area while you enjoy food from the food trucks located conveniently on Elm St. We also offer family friendly bathrooms with a changing table, tables & chairs, and a Stroller Viewing Zone at Church Street.
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