The St. Patrick’s Day parade has been canceled for the second year in a row due to COVID-19. Pandemic related safety guidelines and restrictions have also been imposed in the City of Boston making celebrating St. Patrick’s day challenging to say the least! Well, this news might give you some hometown St. Patrick’s Day pride!
The South Boston Allied War Veterans Council (SBAWVC) – the group who organizes the parade – has partnered with Comcast (NECN & NBC Boston) to bring you a thirty minute program honoring South Boston, Evacuation Day, & St. Patrick’s Day! This 30 minute show will air on Saturday at 10am on NECN, Sunday at 5am & 11:30am on NBC, and on Wednesday on NECN at 7:30pm.
The program is entitled Marching On: South Boston Revisited and provides our neighborhood with a way to honor Evacuation Day & St. Patrick’s Day in lieu of a parade.
It will include clips from past parades, a performance of the Boston Police Gaelic Column on Dorchester Heights, comments from past Chief Marshals, the Consul General of Ireland to New England, and much more.
Special thanks to Dave Falvey from the SBAWVC for sharing this news with us!