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WNY's Largest 34th Annual St. Patrick's Day Celebration presented by the AOH
Live performances, food, shopping, parade at 4:45pm & much more!     

March 17th | 5-10pm
101 Old Falls Street
Niagara Falls, NY 14303

Advance $9, Door $10
Rhythm in the Night: The Irish Dance Spectacular
Celebrate your St. Patrick's Day in true Irish style with an evening of exhilarating Irish Dance!

March 19th | 8pm
302 West Third Avenue
Warren, PA 16365

Tickets: $12-$16-$19
Emmet Cahill 
in Concert
Widely regarded as one of Ireland's most exciting young performers, multi-award winning Irish tenor Emmet Cahill will delight with a wonderful show filled with Irish classics, contemporary tunes and more.

March 22nd | 7:30pm
245 Abbott Rd.
Buffalo, NY 14220

Tartan Day Celebration
Includes live music, sing-along, Scottish Auction, Scotch bottle lottery, dinner and more! Cash bar.

April 9th
5pm cocktails
6pm dinner/ program
534 W Ridge Rd.
Rochester, NY 14615

Tickets: $27pp,
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St. Patrick's Parade Schedule

23rd Annual Old Neighborhood St. Patrick's Day Parade
March 19th | 12noon

Immediately following the parade is the traditional grand Irish "Hooley" featuring live music as well as plenty of food and drink. The "Hooley" runs from 1pm-6pm at the Valley Community Center, located at 93 Leddy Street, Buffalo, New York.

S. Park Ave. & Elk St. Buffalo, NY
*The parade winds through the streets of the Valley and Old First Ward neighborhoods.
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Buffalo Saint Patrick's Day Parade
Brought to you by the United Irish American Association of Erie County (UIAA)
March 20th | 2pm  

Down Delaware Avenue in Buffalo, NY
Join The 2nd Beltane Bash This April!
The Niagara Celtic Heritage Society presents their

Saturday April 30th  
2-7pm

at Brookside Banquets
2990 Lockport-Olcott Rd.
Newfane, NY 14108

Tickets $30pp | 2 for $55
Pre-Sale Only

Join us for a fun afternoon celebrating the halfway point between spring and summer! We'll be enjoying this Celtic holiday with plenty of ethnic music, foods, drinks and surprises, along with a few traditional Beltane customs.

 
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Menu
cash bar, coffee & tea

2:30 Appetizers: Reuben Flat-breads, Haggis Pastry Shots

4:00 Buffet: Spring Salad, Rolls, Cock A Leekie Soup, Bubble & Squeak,
Whiskey Chicken, Bangers w/ Neeps & Tatties,
Shepherd's Pie Twice Baked Potatoes

4:30 Dessert:Scottish Shortbread, Bailey's Chocolate Cake, Scones
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Tartan, Garb and Costumes Encouraged!
 
 Questions: 716-622-1832 or cate@niagaraceltic.com.
Going Green Around the Globe!

St. Patrick's Day may be the most celebrated ethnic holiday in the world, enjoyed by millions every March to honor the Emerald Isle's patron saint. Of course the holiday has evolved into unique festivities within every country and culture that celebrates it. This is a great testament to the heart of Celts: always willing to blend the old and new, helping keep Celtic culture alive in any way that the current generation has seen fit.
 
Some unique celebrations outside of Ireland:
 
Bangers and Mash with a twist from eatdrinkculture.wordpress.com
Italy
Known as 'Festa di san Patrizio', the city of Florence hosts 'Festa Irlandese' - ten days of live music, food and drink attended by thousands. The most popular traditions involve food, often the Italian interpretation of Irish recipes. Some favorites include potato soups, beef with Guinness, seafood and fabulous desserts.
 
Montserrat
The tiny island is known as the "Emerald Isle of the Caribbean" due to its foundation by Irish refugees. St. Patrick's Day is a public holiday here, similar only to Ireland and parts of Canada. However the holiday status is more in recognition of a failed slave uprising in the 18th century, led by Irishman. They celebrate with week-long festivities including music, games, storytelling and a big kite-flying festival.

Japan
The merging of two very different cultures has created something unique to Japan. Parades are filled with flags from both nations, amazing Japirish music, and colorful floats. Clothing blending traditional Irish and Japanese designs are beautiful. The most popular parade attendees are known as 'voucher girls', attractive young ladies who hand out free beer vouchers for local pubs.
 
United Kingdom
Manchester holds a two week Irish festival, one of the largest and longest celebrations in the world. The country also celebrates by displaying Irish flags, parades, educational events, food and drink.
 
Norway
Possibly the liveliest in the world, Orlo's St. Patrick's parade weaves through shopping streets and encourages spectators to join in the fun in many ways. St. Patrick himself joins in, riding a horse-driven cart- alongside a large variety of colorful characters.
 
Mexico
While not a popular holiday, small memorials are held in honor of the Irish who fought in the Mexican-American War of 1846 to 1848 as part of the Saint Patrick's Battalion (Batallón de San Patricio). School children also have a longstanding tradition to hit, punch or slap anyone who is not wearing green in some way on March 17th.
 
Argentina
Warm weather in March keeps the celebrations outdoors, with plenty of all-night long parties. Some people wear green, but no mocking happens if you don't. Buenos Aires boasts the 5th largest Irish community in the world, and they celebrate with a massive street party every March 17th.
 
Sydney Opera House: photo by Mike Young
Australia
Largely known as a Family holiday, St. Patrick's Day has been celebrated since 1810, and the country holds the honor of first to celebrate every year due to the time difference. The larger cities hold big concerts, parades and vendor fairs, all honoring the Irish heritage of so many Australians.
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