An Irish Celebration

by Maite Sanchez

Top of the morning to you, Saint Patrick’s Day is close! Saint Patrick’s Day began as a religious feast day in the 17th century, but has evolved into a variety of festivities across the globe celebrating Irish culture with parades, special foods, music, dancing, and a whole lot of green. The holiday focuses on the anniversary of Saint Patrick’s death, the patron saint and national apostle of Ireland. Most people celebrate this saint and Irish culture by wearing any clothing that is green and pinching others if they don’t participate.  

Another way to celebrate this holiday is to the parade in Hermosa Beach! Over 100 local

businesses, civic organizations, and school marching bands will take part in the seven-block parade down Pier Avenue.  This Saint Patrick’s parade includes entertainment such as bagpipers from the Emerald Society, floats, horses, and other animals from the Irish Setters Club of Southern California. The parade captures about 20,000 spectators and participants who come to enjoy the family affair as well as the great dining, shopping and beautiful beach weather that Hermosa Beach has to offer!

When is this parade?  

*Saturday, March 16, 2019

What time does the parade start?  

*11:00 AM

What is the cost of this parade?  

*This parade is free to the public.  

Where is the parade taking place?

*The parade begins at the staging area near

City Hall on Valley Drive, makes a left onto

Pier Avenue and ends at the corner of Hermosa Avenue and 10th Street.

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