Saint Patrick’s Day is one of the most celebrated religious festivals worldwide, with hundreds of millions across the globe celebrating it each year.
This pure Irish tradition, which started in Dublin, quickly conquered the world and many famous landmarks turn green on the day to commemorate Ireland’s patron saint every year.
As Ohio's largest and oldest St. Patrick's Day celebration, Cleveland has honored its Irish heritage with an annual Saint Patrick's Day parade first begun in 1842. The parade always occurs on March 17, no matter the day of the week. Originally held in the city's nearby westside neighborhoods, where a higher percentage of the population was of Irish descent, the parade route today runs along Superior Avenue, downtown, from East 18th Street to Public Square.