2014 NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade (Photo Gallery)

March 17, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade is an annual event where all things green emerge. From green beads to green beards, it’s a world-wide celebration of an Irish tradition. The New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade marched for the first time more than 250 years ago, on March 17, 1762. That’s fourteen years before the Declaration of Independence. As the 250,000 marchers made their way up 5th Avenue on March 17, 2014, Epoch Times photographers were there to capture their every stride. 

To find out more about the holiday, read St. Patrick’s Day: Cool Facts, History, Tradition.