Posted on | February 15, 2017 | No Comments
Can you hear the faint sound of bagpipes in yonder glen? If so, it’s time to start planning your St. Patrick’s Day events with Ennect online marketing software. Ennect Event can help you register members and volunteers for parade day events as well as collect data and information for post-parade celebrations and festivities.
Easily schedule event e-vites and send follow up email updates and reminders for the upcoming event. The best way for organizations and clubs to gather ideas and thoughts on this year’s St. Patrick’s Day festivities is through a quick and easy Ennect Survey link. Learn more about online event management for holidays, festivals and more at Ennect and enjoy a tidbit of St. Patrick’s Day history from Time.
- St. Patrick’s Day began in 1631 with a Church sanctioned feast honoring the Patron Saint of Ireland.
- The color green officially became the color of St. Patrick’s Day in 1798, the year of the Irish Rebellion.
- It wasn’t until the late 20th century that Ireland repealed a law that initially kept businesses closed including pubs and bars shut on St. Patrick’s Day.
Here are the top U.S. St. Patrick Day Parades per the International Business Times:
- New York City – Over 2 million revelers
- Chicagom, IL – Turn the river green at the famous Dyeing The River event.
- Boston, MA – The oldest city parade in America, as it was first held in 1737
- Savannah, GA – Measuring parade size by number of spectators relative to a city’s population, Savannah would home to the largest St. Patrick’s Day parade in the U.S.
- Kansas City, MO – With roots to 19th century Irish migration
- San Francisco, CA – One of the biggest parades in California
- Philadelphia, PA – The parade in Philadelphia is older than the nation itself, first held in 1771
- Syracuse, NY – Representing the 2 million Irish-Americans in the state of New York
- Hot Springs, AR – known as the Annual World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Learn more about Ennect Event online event management and registration software for successful celebrations all year round.