You might not immediately think of Irish history and traditions when you think of Philadelphia. After all, this city is best-known in the U.S. for being the home of many early American traditions and moments of history. But this prominent Pennsylvania city is actually filled with Irish spirit.
There’s a significant Irish population in Philadelphia. It’s actually ranked as the number two city when it comes to the number of Irish residents and the availability of St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. The holiday is such a big deal that Philadelphia begins celebrating a whole week before March 17 – and the party includes a big parade, city-wide traditions, and more.