If you are planning to celebrate St. Paddy's Day, make sure that you have a stylish covering for your head. Our festive hats and headwear for St. Patrick's Day will put you in the spirit of the holiday. With our merry green hats, headbands and other accents for your crown, you will be ready to attend a parade or other fete. Enjoy this holiday celebrating the people and culture of Ireland. It is commemorated not only in the mother country, but all over the world where ever there are Irish immigrants in countries such as Canada, United States, Australia, Japan, Singapore and Russia.
North America is host of the largest number of St. Patrick's Day parade. The first parade was held not in Ireland but in New York City in 1762 when homesick Irish immigrants and Irish soldiers serving in the English army marched in lower Manhattan. Each year, 2-3 million people line the streets of Manhattan to watch approximately 300,000 people march up Fifth Avenue past St. Patrick's Cathedral. Other long-running North American parades include Montreal, which has marched since 1824 and Savannah, Georgia, which began in 1813 as well as many other cities and towns in the United States and Canada.
Cities with parades often turn green for the day. Audiences and marchers, both those who have Irish roots as well as those who do not, all wear green and often the streets are decorated in green as well. Wear one of our St. Patrick's Day headware and hats and your friends will be green with envy.