Irish-American Heritage Month (March) and St. Patrick’s Day (March 17): 2016

Congress proclaimed March as Irish-American Heritage Month in 1991, and the President issues a proclamation commemorating the occasion each year. Originally a religious holiday to honor St. Patrick, who introduced Christianity to Ireland in the fifth century, St. Patrick’s Day has evolved into a celebration of all things Irish. The world’s first St. Patrick’s Day […]

Presidential Proclamation: Irish-American Heritage Month, 2016

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Hailing from the Emerald Isle, generations of Irishmen and women have helped shape the idea of America, overcoming hardship and strife through strength and sacrifice, faith and family. With an undying belief that tomorrow always yields a brighter day, Irish Americans symbolize the perpetual […]

U.S. Census Bureau Facts for Features: Irish-American Heritage Month (March) and St. Patrick’s Day (March 17): 2015

The Brehon Council and the National Executive Board wishes everyone a Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! Congress proclaimed March as Irish-American Heritage Month in 1991, and the President issues a proclamation commemorating the occasion each year. Originally, a religious holiday to honor St. Patrick, who introduced Christianity to Ireland in the fifth century, St. Patrick’s Day […]

National Tartan Day, April 6th

Americans of Scottish descent have played a vibrant and influential role in the development of the United States. From the framers of the Declaration of Independence to the first man on the moon, Scottish-Americans have contributed mightily to the fields of the arts, science, politics, law, and more. Today, over eleven million Americans claim Scottish […]

U.S. Census Bureau Facts for Features: Irish-American Heritage Month (March) and St. Patrick’s Day (March 17): 2014

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Originally a religious holiday to honor St. Patrick, who introduced Christianity to Ireland in the fifth century, St. Patrick’s Day has evolved into a celebration for all things Irish. The world’s first St. Patrick’s Day parade occurred on March 17, 1762, in New York City, featuring Irish soldiers serving in […]

Census Bureau Facts for Features: Irish-American Heritage Month

 Originally a religious holiday to honor St. Patrick, who introduced Christianity to Ireland in the fifth century, St. Patrick’s Day has evolved into a celebration for all things Irish. The world’s first St. Patrick’s Day parade occurred on March 17, 1762, in New York City, featuring Irish soldiers serving in the English military. President Truman […]