Saint Patrick’s Day 2017

This is a little late but better late than never…

Every year Meg O’Malley’s, our local Irish Pub puts on a multi-day celebration around St. Patrick’s Day. This year was no different with various festivities on St. Patrick’s Day itself and a parade and more celebrating on Saturday. Below are some pics from the parade:

What would a Saint Patrick’s Day parade be with out Saint Patrick himself? For those that don’t know, Saint Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland and lived in Ireland in the 5th century. He is regarded as the founder of Christianity in Ireland. March 17th is the supposed day of his death.

Next up are members of the Ancient Order of Hibernians. This organization is the oldest and largest Irish-Catholic Organization in the United States. Members must be Catholic and either born in Ireland or of Irish descent (but be or intend to become U.S. citizens). It was founded in New York City in 1836. Separate AOH organizations exist in Canada, Ireland, England, Wales and Scotland.

The next pictures are of the Brevard Police & Fire Pipes & Drums. They are a non-profit organization whose mission is to pay tribute and honor to law enforcement officers and firefighters throughout the State of Florida who are killed in the line of duty.

Also in the parade were representatives of a number of Irish clans…

Next is the Scots-American Society of Brevard. Their purpose is to promote, perpetuate, and encourage the recognition and observance of Scottish and Celtic heritage and traditions in the Brevard County, FL area. They ha