Irish-American Heritage Month

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Irish-American Heritage Month around the world in 2025

About Irish-American Heritage Month

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2025 USAMar 1
USA Sat, Mar 1Observances Holiday
2024 USAMar 1
USA Fri, Mar 1Observances Holiday
2023 USAMar 1
USA Wed, Mar 1Observances Holiday
2022 USAMar 1
USA Tue, Mar 1Observances Holiday
2021 USAMar 1
USA Mon, Mar 1Observances Holiday
March is Irish-American Heritage Month in USA as St. Patrick's Day falls on 17th March.

Congress proclaimed March as Irish-American Heritage Month in 1991, and the President issues a proclamation commemorating the occasion each year.

Originally a religious holiday to honor St. Patrick, who introduced Christianity to Ireland in the 5th century, St. Patrick’s Day has evolved into a celebration of all things Irish. The world’s first St. Patrick’s Day parade occurred on March 17, 1762, in New York City, featuring Irish soldiers who served in the English military. This parade became an annual event, with President Truman attending in 1948.

According to the Census Bureau, 31.5 million U.S. residents claimed Irish ancestry in 2021. This number was more than seven times the population of Ireland itself (4.6 million). Irish was the nation's second-most frequently reported European ancestry, trailing German.

Where Irish Eyes are Smiling
[Source: U.S. Census Bureau]

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