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Irish-American Heritage Month (March) and St. Patrick’s Day (March 17): 2013

Originally a religious holiday to honor St. Patrick, who introduced Christianity to Ireland in the fifth century, St. Patrick’s Day has evolved into a celebration for all things Irish. The world’s first St. Patrick’s Day parade occurred on March 17, 1762, in New York City, featuring Irish soldiers serving in the English military.

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Police to step-up DUI checkpoints during St. Patrick’s Day weekend

The Hawaiʻi Police Department is informing motorists that police will conduct island-wide DUI checkpoints during the St. Patrick’s Day weekend. The effort is part of a national and statewide campaign called “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.” Additionally, Hawaiʻi Island police will continue enforcement of illegal drinking in public parks during the week of Spring […]

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Irish dancing in Volcano on St. Patrick’s Day

MEDIA RELEASE Irish step dancing performance group the Whirlijigs performs 5-7 p.m. Sunday at the Lava Lounge at Kilauea Military Camp in Volcano to recognize St. Patrick’s Day. There is no fee for the show, however because the Lava Lounge is within Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, park fees may apply. Led by instructor Sarah Nash, […]

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Irish-American Heritage Month (March) and St. Patrick’s Day (March 17): 2012

Originally a religious holiday to honor St. Patrick, who introduced Christianity to Ireland in the fifth century, St. Patrick’s Day has evolved into a celebration for all things Irish. The world’s first St. Patrick’s Day parade occurred on March 17, 1762, in New York City, featuring Irish soldiers serving in the English military.

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Originally a religious holiday to honor St. Patrick, who introduced Christianity to Ireland in the fifth century, St. Patrick's Day has evolved into a celebration for all things Irish. The world's first St. Patrick's Day parade occurred on March 17, 1762, in New York City, featuring Irish soldiers serving in the English military. This parade became an annual event, with President Truman attending in 1948. Congress proclaimed March as Irish-American Heritage Month in 1995, and the President issues a proclamation commemorating the occasion each year.

Irish-American Heritage Month (March) and St. Patrick’s Day (March 17): 2011

Originally a religious holiday to honor St. Patrick, who introduced Christianity to Ireland in the fifth century, St. Patrick’s Day has evolved into a celebration for all things Irish. The world’s first St. Patrick’s Day parade occurred on March 17, 1762, in New York City, featuring Irish soldiers serving in the English military. This parade […]

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Irish-American Heritage Month (March) and St. Patrick’s Day (March 17): 2010

Originally a religious holiday to honor St. Patrick, who introduced Christianity to Ireland in the fifth century, St. Patrick’s Day has evolved into a celebration for all things Irish. The world’s first St. Patrick’s Day parade occurred on March 17, 1762, in New York City, featuring Irish soldiers serving in the English military. This parade […]

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Kona Celtic Connection appearing at Kailua-Kona Library

MEDIA RELEASE Get ready to dance a jig, sing-along on a traditional Irish song, and learn the history of St. Patrick’s Day with the Kona Celtic Connection. The performance is 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 24 at the Kailua-Kona Public Library.   This group of local musicians, with their fiddles, pennywhistles, flutes, guitars, and Bodran’s (Irish […]

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