Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Irish New York

St. Patrick's Day Parade (Pixabay)

"Patrick's Day in New York is second only to Christmas or Thanksgiving; how on earth did this come to be? Why are the Irish allowed to paint the streets in tricolour and dye the Hudson green? Other nationalities enjoy no such indulgence. What is it with the Irish? Is it that the first Irish immigrants hugely influenced the city's culture or is it simply the Irish knack for throwing a party?"
Damien Enright, A Place Near Heaven

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