The Annual St. Patrick's Day
Parade is scheduled for Saturday March 19, 2016
Christiansted, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin
Parade starts at 11:00 AM SHARP. See you there!!!
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.