Tuesday, March 17 marks Saint Patrick’s Day across the globe. This holiday initially began as a day of feast and remembrance of St. Patrick, honoring the life of a man who famously evangelized Christianity throughout the majority of Ireland; the day was first officially observed by several Christian denominations in the 17th Century.
Today, the holiday is often associated with tasting Irish dishes, partaking in emerald parades, and – of course – wearing green to avoid a pinch.
Finding yourself in New York City this year on March 17? We’ve put together five local activities you can enjoy while honoring Saint Patrick’s Day in the Big Apple. Read on.