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Your guide to celebrating St Patrick's Day 2024 in Boston

Get in the spirit, don some green and get ready for St. Patrick’s Day in Boston

JQ Louise
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JQ Louise

St. Patrick's Day grants everyone the gift of being “Irish for a day”, especially in Boston. Our city takes full advantage of the excuse to down some beers, wear green and sing Danny Boy. So, if you have never been to Boston before on March 17, you are in for a treat. But be prepared, this is not a holiday for the faint hearted. Whether you just want to find the best pint of Guinness in town or you want to experience the Southie parade, we have got you covered with all the details.

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When is St. Patrick’s Day in Boston?

This year, St. Patrick’s Day falls on Sunday, March 17, 2024.

What is St. Patrick’s Day in Boston?

St. Patrick’s Day occurs annually on March 17, the date marked by the death of Saint Patrick, Ireland’s most celebrated patron saint. The festivities surrounding this date specifically commemorate Saint Patrick, and the subsequent arrival of Christianity in Ireland.

Where is the Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade?

The parade takes place in South Boston on Sunday, March 17 at 1pm. It starts at West Broadway and Dorchester Ave, continues along West Broadway to East Broadway, then turns and heads back west, ending on Dorchester Ave.

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