March is the time for the Irish Americans to plan and celebrate St. Patrick's Day with all it's festivities, parades, entertainment, and of course some green beer and Corn Beef and Cabbage.
And for others, (mostly Irish wannabes for the day) they will join in with their Irish friends for a trip to the local Irish pub for some Irish beer and entertainment.
One of the myths that has perpetuated is that "Corn Beef and Cabbage" is a typical Irish meal. Before the Irish came to America, corn beef was not a staple of the Irish diet in Ireland. You would have to go to the Jewish deli's in Ireland to find Corn Beef. When the Irish came to America they found corn beef much more affordable and soon began to substitute Corn Beef for Bacon and other meat staples along with Cabbage.
St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland is known for bringing Christianity to Ireland. Others have recognized him for ridding Ireland of snakes. This may be mostly myth as snakes was probably symbolic of putting an end to pagan practices. Today, St. Patrick's Day has come to be a day when everything and everyone Irish have come to celebrate all that is Irish --- with an added twist on some American adopted traditions.
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Nutley, NJ - Parade
Saturday March 3, 2018 at 1pm
Parade events begin at 10:00 AM with an Investiture Mass at St. Mary's Church, Nutley, NJ. The parade steps off The route is from Holy Family Church down Harrison Street to Franklin Avenue, ending at Chestnut Street. Join in afterwards for the post parade party to be held on the 2nd floor of the Franklin Steakhouse starting after the parade and will continue until 6pm
Rutherford - St. Patrick's Day parade
Sunday, March 4, 2018; at 1:00 p.m
The parade route takes place along Park Avenue, starting at Woodland Avenue and going north through downtown and ending at Ames Avenue.
Morristown, NJ - Parade
Saturday, March 10, 2018; @ Noon
The day begins with Mass at 10:00am at the Church of the Assumption, off Maple Avenue in Morristown. at the corner of South Street and James Street. The parade route is South Street to Atno Avenue. There will be about 20 bands with about 50,000 in attendance either in the parade or as spectators.
Union County/ Elizabeth, NJ - Parade
Saturday, March 10, 2018; @ 1:00 PM
The Parade begins in Union with the Marching units gathering at Morris Avenue and along Commerce and Jeanette Avenues, the parade route proceeds east along Morris Avenue to a turn at the Main Reviewing Stand and ends at Roosevelt Avenue. The Midway Reviewing Stand is at Morris and Caldwell Avenues. The event will feature bagpipers, dancers, grand floats and non-stop music. Join us in Union Center on Stuyvesant Ave for delicious festival foods, kids rides, activities and vendors. Bring your chairs to enjoy the parade.
37th Annual Bergen County (Bergenfield) St. Patrick's Day Parade
Sunday, March 11, 2018 @2pm
Proceeds along Washington Ave in downtown Bergenfield.
The Parade will be preceded by the Flag raising ceremony @ 1:00 P.M., at the Roy Brown Middle School, 130 South Washington Ave, Bergenfield, N.J.
Hackettstown, NJ Parade
Sunday, March 11, 2018; Parade kickoff at 3:30pm
The parade route will begin in front of Post Office 120 Grand Ave. Round right corner onto Main Street toward David's Country Inn Bear right onto Mountain Ave., march down End route at Union Cemetery
Jersey City Saint Patrick's Day Parade
Sunday, March 11, 2018; step off @12:30 pm
The parade begins at Lincoln Park in the heart of Jersey City and continues along Kennedy Boulevard ending at Journal Square.
Somerville, NJ St. Patrick's Day Parade
Sunday, March 11, 2018; @, 1:30pm
Parade begins at the corner of Main and Grove Streets in downtown Somerville and will proceed west to West End Avenue near Immaculate Conception Church. A pre-parade show is typically held weather permitting at 1:00 P.M. and will feature Irish Dancing exhibitions, and will be located in front of the Review Stand at the corner of Main Street and Doughty Avenue
West Hudson 44th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade
Sunday, March 11, 2018 @ 2 PM ·
The parade winds its way through two towns and one borough, Harrison, Kearny and East Newark, The line of march begins at S. Third Street and Harrison Avenue in Harrison. The parade makes a turn on Central Avenue in East Newark and then moves on to Kearny Avenue and Johnston Street in Kearny.
West Orange, NJ Parade
Sunday, March 11, 2018; Step-Off @ 12:15
The parade route begins at the corners of Main Street & Mt. Pleasant Avenue (WO Town Hall) and runs north along Main Street to Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Eagle Rock Avenue
Newark, NJ - Parade
Friday, March 16, 2018; @ 1:00 pm
The will begin promptly at 1:00 pm, Proceeding from the Prudential Center to Gateway Center, NJPAC, Military Park, St. Patrick's Pro-Cathedral, and Washington Park . The parade is part of a larger Irish celebration in Newark that includes an Irish Heritage Week .
Guttenberg St. Patrick's Day Parade
March 17, 2018 @ 1pm
Parade begins at 66th Street & Madison Street then concludes at the Wild Rover Pub, 7103 Park Ave.
Sussex County, (Newton), NJ - Parade
Saturday, March 17, 2018 @ 11:30 am
Spring Street, Newton, New Jersey. Line up begins at 9 a.m.
Bayonne, NJ St Patrick's Day Parade
Sunday,March 18, 2018 @1PM
Begins at 1pm on Broadway from 5th St to 39th St. The parade route will go up Broadway to 40th Street, then west on 40th Street to the reviewing stand, which will be located at the entrance to Gregg-Bayonne County Park, between 40th and 41st Streets on Avenue C
Ringwood, NJ - Parade
Saturday, March 24, 2018 @1:00 pm
Parade begins at The Ringwood Plaza, goes down Skyline Drive then up to 112 Erskine Road