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A "wee one" enjoys the parade
A "wee one" enjoys the parade. Photo courtesy of St. Patrick's Committee of Holyoke, Inc.

The Holyoke Saint Patrick's Day Parade

One of the largest Saint Patrick's Day parades in North America. It attracts hundreds of thousands of spectators with 15,000 marchers, 40 musical units, and an average of 20 floats each year.

Originally submitted by: John W. Olver, Representative (1st District).

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