HISTORY OF THE SAINT PATRICK’S DAY PARADE
The first South Boston parade
Evacuation Day was declared a holiday in the City of Boston in 1901. In celebration, the city hosted a parade based in South Boston.
A monument to the historical event was completed in Dorchester Heights in 1902.
The state of Massachusetts recognized Evacuation Day as a holiday in Suffolk County in 1938.
Pictured: Major George F. H. Murray served as chief marshall for the parade in 1901.
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- A Boston tradition
- The first parade
- Evacuation Day, 1776
- The first South Boston parade
- A military legacy
- JFK rides in the parade
- The Kennedy dynasty
- Civil rights movement comes to South Boston
- Harvard’s Irish Society marches
- Irish politics invade annual parade
- Activists protest busing along route
- The 200th anniversary of Evacuation Day
- A monthlong celebration
- Hurley v. Irish American GLIB
- A family-friendly event
- The parade today