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MARCH 2024


March is traditionally associated with St. Patrick’s day and for good reason.  St. Patrick’s Day has been celebrated in the United States since the late 18th century.  One of the oldest St. Patrick’s Day parade took place in New York City in 1762, organized by Irish soldiers serving in the British army.  Over time, the holiday evolved into a celebration of Irish culture and heritage, with parades, festivals, and traditional Irish music and dance being central to the festivities. Today, St. Patrick’s Day is widely celebrated across the US.
Several cities across the United States hold St. Patrick’s Day parades. Some of the most notable ones include:
1. New York City, New York: The St. Patrick’s Day parade in New York City is one of the oldest and largest in the world, dating back to 1762.
2. Boston, Massachusetts: Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day parade is also one of the oldest in the United States, dating back to 1737.
3. Chicago, Illinois: The Chicago St. Patrick’s Day parade is famous for dyeing the Chicago River green and attracts millions of spectators each year.
4. Savannah, Georgia: Savannah hosts one of the largest St. Patrick’s Day parades in the American South, known for its Southern hospitality and festive atmosphere.
5. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Philadelphia’s St. Patrick’s Day parade is one of the oldest in the country and features elaborate floats, marching bands, and Irish dancers.
6. San Francisco, California: San Francisco’s St. Patrick’s Day parade is a colorful and lively event, reflecting the city’s diverse Irish community.
Offering Irish Heritage Tours can be a wonderful way to kick of Spring guide season.
But March provides a number of other options for tour themes.
March is also Women’s History Month.  

The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in commemorating and encouraging the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history.

Other themes to consider:

National Plant a Flower Day, National Agriculture Day, International Day of Forests, National Learn About Butterflies Day, National Napping, and Take a Walk in the Park Day.  

International Talk Like William Shatner Day is March 22.

March 23 is both National Puppy Day and Cuddly Kitten Day.

You even have Make Up Your Own Holiday day on the 26th.

There are so many to choose from, you can find a full list here.

Let the Spring Tour Season begin!