The Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade
is scheduled for Saturday
March 16, 2024
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.
Parade starts at 11:00 AM SHARP.
See you there!!!
The ST. PATRICK'S
DAY PARADE began in 1969
when a group of local businessmen convened in
HARRY'S OFFICE BAR on Queen
Cross St. in Christiansted for a "cool one". The conversation
got around to holidays and why St. Patrick's Day wasn't
celebrated in the Virgin Islands, when so many other holidays
were. Something had to be done! Within minutes, the first St.
Patrick's Day Parade was born. Without further ado, a stake-bed
truck was commandeered and piano put on top. The newly organized
committee and fellow supporters were aboard singing Irish and
local songs and saluting shoppers and shop-keepers, who came
out to see what all the noise was about. Those who were already
wearing green got into the spirit at once, while others who
needed something green ran into the shops to find it, running
back outside to wave at the paraders. Some even joined the procession!
And so, the FIRST St. Patrick's Day Parade was born. To
this day, it is going strong and is an important day for the
community, beneficiaries and tourists.
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