Write-up & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb.com

Order of the Flags - representing the thirty-two counties of Ireland.

Photo by Jacqueline Bennett  Hartford St. Patricks Day Parade 2014 highlighting the Order of the Flags – representing the thirty-two counties of Ireland.


Due to the forecast of cold, rainy weather, and possible early morning icing, the 44th Annual Hartford St. Patrick’s Day Parade – originally to be held today – has been rescheduled to March 21.


One of the most popular and delightful events to take place each year in Connecticut’s capital city, the St. Patrick’s Day Parade typically attracts tens of thousands of spectators and is a boon to the local economy.


Sponsored by the Central Connecticut Celtic Cultural Committee, the committee posted a statement on their website: “The goal of the Greater Hartford St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee is to produce a quality event that celebrates the heritage of Connecticut’s Irish and Irish Americans and that can be enjoyed and appreciated by its thousands of participants and tens of thousands of spectators.” The committee went on to say the predicted inclement weather would likely compromise that goal, particularly the possiblity of icing which could be a safety concern.


However, in cooperation with the City of Hartford, the parade has been rescheduled by the committee for next Saturday. It is slated to start at 11 a.m. and will likely include participants from Hartford, Rocky Hill, Manchester, West Hartford, Glastonbury, East Hartford,, Wethersfield and New Britain. 023


Visit   http://www.irishamericanparade.com/   for more information including the parade route through downtown Hartford.