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The Greater New Haven St. Patrick's Day Parade with the Wallingford TRAIL OF TERROR


Cead Mile Failte  — A hundred thousand welcomes — from the Greater New Haven St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee. The St. Patrick’s Day Parade tradition was born in New Haven on March 17, 1842, when about 90 members of the Hibernian Provident Society, a mutual aid organization formed the previous year, marched through the city streets behind a banner made especially for the occasion.

Lovingly sewn into the banner were traditional Irish depictions: St. Patrick in his bishop’s robes, an Irish wolfhound, a harp, shamrocks, and a portrait of Gen. Richard Montgomery, the Irish-born hero of the American Revolution. As Joan Moynihan and Neil Hogan, authors of “Images of America: New Haven St. Patrick’s Day Parade” explained, the banner had two mottos which bespoke the dual loyalties of the marchers: “e pluribus unum” and “Erin go bragh.”

Since the mid-1950’s the St. Patrick’s Day Parade of Greater New Haven has become one of New England’s premier Irish events. It is the largest, single-day spectator event in the State of Connecticut. As the 6th oldest parade in the nation, its fame was recognized by the Library of Congress in 1999.  This keepsake of New Haven’s Irish community became a national keepsake when the Library of Congress selected the Greater New Haven St. Patrick’s Day Parade as an outstanding example of American folk life. (Moynihan and Hogan)

Thank you to all who participate, attend and support the Greater New Haven St. Patrick’s Day Parade. An estimated 325,000 spectators lined the streets of the Elm City in 2012. We are finalizing the 2015 parade which will take place on Sunday, March 15th 2015. We are very proud of this great tradition and we invite you to enjoy the information and history of our great parade in the pages of this web site!

Atlas Park Mall Spring Fashion Show
Atlas Park Mall Spring Fashion Show

The Atlas Park Spring Fashion Show - Queens, NY

 

     The Jester's Forge was on hand to photograph the exciting new Spring fashions for 2014 at The Shops at Atlas Park in Queens, NY on May 3rd, 2014. The lovely ladies from John Casablancas Model & Talent Management of Rocky Hill, CT were burning up the runway in gorgeous apparel from such lines as Forever 21, Claire's, Laila Rowe, and Chico's, just to name a few. 

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