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 […]

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 […]

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 […]