Watch New York City's world famous St. Patrick's Day parade

St. Patrick's Day is upon us. And so is New York City's famous parade to celebrate the holiday.

The New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade claims to be the oldest and biggest parade for St. Patrick's Day worldwide. About 150,000 people march in the spectacle each year, the parade organizers say.

According to the parade's website, the first New York City St. Patrick's day parade was held on March 17, 1762 – 14 years before the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

The parade falls on March 17 almost every year, with the exception of when the 17th falls on a Sunday – when the parade is moved to March 16, to observe the Sunday Sabbath.


You can watch a replay of the parade in the embed at the top of this page.

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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: St. Patrick's Day parade: Watch 2023 New York City parade video