PARADE THEMES

PARADE THEMES

Sunday March 11, 2018

Sunday March 12, 2017
ST. PATRICK, PROTECT AND GUIDE OUR POLICE OFFICERS

Sunday March 13, 2016
ST. PATRICK, BLESS THE HEROES OF THE 1916 EASTER RISING.

Sunday March 15, 2015
ST. PATRICK, BLESS, STRENGTHEN AND PRAY FOR OUR FAMILIES. 

Sunday March 16, 2014
ST. PATRICK, BLESS THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF IRISH AMERICANS TO OUR NATION.

Sunday March 10, 2013
THE PHILADELPHIA IRISH MEMORIAL: A DECADE OF REMEMBRANCE

Sunday March 11, 2012
ST. PATRICK, BLESS THE AMERICAN WORKER.

Sunday March 13, 2011
ST. PATRICK, BLESS OUR RELIGIOUS SISTERS WHO SERVE, INSPIRE AND EDUCATE.

Sunday March 14, 2010
ST. PATRICK, MODEL OF UNITY FOR THE CHURCH AND THE WORLD. 

Sunday March 15, 2009
ST. PATRICK, GUIDE US TO PEACE AND PROSPERITY

Sunday March 9, 2008

ST. PATRICK, BLESS ALL THOSE SERVING THE PEOPLE OF GOD

Sunday March 11, 2007
ST. PATRICK THE TEACHER, BLESS OUR SCHOOL COMMUNITIES AND THEIR FAMILIES

Sunday March 12, 2006
ST. PATRICK, BLESS THE IRISH AND THEIR DESCENDANTS, WHO HAVE MADE GREAT CONTRIBUTIONS TO AMERICA

Sunday March 13, 2005
ST. PATRICK, MAKE US A EUCHARISTIC PEOPLE

Sunday, March 14, 2004
ST. PATRICK, PRAY FOR OUR IRISH ANCESTORS, AND BLESS AMERICA IN WELCOMING NEW IMMIGRANTS

Sunday March 16, 2003
SAINT PATRICK BLESS OUR PRIESTS AND PROTECT OUR ARMED FORCES

Sunday March 17, 2002
SAINT PATRICK BLESS OUR FALLEN HEROES OF 9/11/01

Sunday March 11, 2001
SAINT PATRICK GIVE SPECIAL COMFORT TO THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THE CAUSE OF IRISH FREEDOM

Sunday March 12, 2000
SAINT PATRICK TEAR DOWN THE WALLS THAT DIVIDE US!

Sunday March 14, 1999
SAINT PATRICK, THANK YOU FOR PUTTING US ON THE ROAD TO PEACE

Sunday March 15, 1998
SAINT PATRICK BLESS THE UNITED IRISHMEN OF 1798 AND 1998

Sunday March 16, 1997
SAINT PATRICK AND OUR LADY OF KNOCK BLESS ALL IRISH MOTHERS

Sunday, March 17, 1996
SAINT PATRICK BLESSED ARE THE PEACEMAKERS

Sunday March 12, 1995
SAINT PATRICK LET US NOT FORGET THE GREAT HUNGER (1845-49)

1994
St. Patrick & Our Lady of Knock, Heal Our Divisions & Grant Us Unity and Peace

Sunday March 21, 1993 ( delayed 1 week due to snow)
St. Patrick, Bring All the People of Ireland to the Peace Table

1992
St. Patrick, Unite Your Children Under One Flag (with the tricolor pictured)

1991
St. Patrick, Bless Irelandís Patriots (This celebrated 3 Anniversaries: 75th of the Easter Uprising, 10th of the Hunger Strikes in Long Kesh Prison, and the 40th Anniversary of the Charter of the Board of Directors of the Philadelphia St Patrickís Day Parade)

1990
St. Patrick, Bring Peace to the Children of Ireland

1989
St. Patrick, on this 20th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement, end Religious Bigotry and Persecution in Northern Ireland

1988
St. Patrick, Herald of Christís Love, Bring Peace to All Nations

1987
St. Patrick, Spiritual Father, Bless America and Ireland

1986
St. Patrick, Sow This Shamrock (Shamrock displayed with the words Unity, Equality and Freedom on each leaf)

1985
St. Patrick the Teacher Ė God Bless America

1984
St. Patrick, Unite Us in Justice and Peace

1983
St. Patrick, Rekindle the Flame for Justice

1982
St. Patrick, Restore Peace and Harmony to all Ireland

1981
Ireland and America: Missionaries to the World

1977
The parade was rained out and to be held the following Sunday. 
That was also rained out and no parade was held. MJB
 

 




Countdown to the 2017 Parade 
(Days : Hours : Minutes : Seconds)

PARADE THEMES

PARADE THEMES

Sunday March 11, 2018

Sunday March 12, 2017
ST. PATRICK, PROTECT AND GUIDE OUR POLICE OFFICERS

Sunday March 13, 2016
ST. PATRICK, BLESS THE HEROES OF THE 1916 EASTER RISING.

Sunday March 15, 2015
ST. PATRICK, BLESS, STRENGTHEN AND PRAY FOR OUR FAMILIES. 

Sunday March 16, 2014
ST. PATRICK, BLESS THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF IRISH AMERICANS TO OUR NATION.

Sunday March 10, 2013
THE PHILADELPHIA IRISH MEMORIAL: A DECADE OF REMEMBRANCE

Sunday March 11, 2012
ST. PATRICK, BLESS THE AMERICAN WORKER.

Sunday March 13, 2011
ST. PATRICK, BLESS OUR RELIGIOUS SISTERS WHO SERVE, INSPIRE AND EDUCATE.

Sunday March 14, 2010
ST. PATRICK, MODEL OF UNITY FOR THE CHURCH AND THE WORLD. 

Sunday March 15, 2009
ST. PATRICK, GUIDE US TO PEACE AND PROSPERITY

Sunday March 9, 2008

ST. PATRICK, BLESS ALL THOSE SERVING THE PEOPLE OF GOD

Sunday March 11, 2007
ST. PATRICK THE TEACHER, BLESS OUR SCHOOL COMMUNITIES AND THEIR FAMILIES

Sunday March 12, 2006
ST. PATRICK, BLESS THE IRISH AND THEIR DESCENDANTS, WHO HAVE MADE GREAT CONTRIBUTIONS TO AMERICA

Sunday March 13, 2005
ST. PATRICK, MAKE US A EUCHARISTIC PEOPLE

Sunday, March 14, 2004
ST. PATRICK, PRAY FOR OUR IRISH ANCESTORS, AND BLESS AMERICA IN WELCOMING NEW IMMIGRANTS

Sunday March 16, 2003
SAINT PATRICK BLESS OUR PRIESTS AND PROTECT OUR ARMED FORCES

Sunday March 17, 2002
SAINT PATRICK BLESS OUR FALLEN HEROES OF 9/11/01

Sunday March 11, 2001
SAINT PATRICK GIVE SPECIAL COMFORT TO THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THE CAUSE OF IRISH FREEDOM

Sunday March 12, 2000
SAINT PATRICK TEAR DOWN THE WALLS THAT DIVIDE US!

Sunday March 14, 1999
SAINT PATRICK, THANK YOU FOR PUTTING US ON THE ROAD TO PEACE

Sunday March 15, 1998
SAINT PATRICK BLESS THE UNITED IRISHMEN OF 1798 AND 1998

Sunday March 16, 1997
SAINT PATRICK AND OUR LADY OF KNOCK BLESS ALL IRISH MOTHERS

Sunday, March 17, 1996
SAINT PATRICK BLESSED ARE THE PEACEMAKERS

Sunday March 12, 1995
SAINT PATRICK LET US NOT FORGET THE GREAT HUNGER (1845-49)

1994
St. Patrick & Our Lady of Knock, Heal Our Divisions & Grant Us Unity and Peace

Sunday March 21, 1993 ( delayed 1 week due to snow)
St. Patrick, Bring All the People of Ireland to the Peace Table

1992
St. Patrick, Unite Your Children Under One Flag (with the tricolor pictured)

1991
St. Patrick, Bless Irelandís Patriots (This celebrated 3 Anniversaries: 75th of the Easter Uprising, 10th of the Hunger Strikes in Long Kesh Prison, and the 40th Anniversary of the Charter of the Board of Directors of the Philadelphia St Patrickís Day Parade)

1990
St. Patrick, Bring Peace to the Children of Ireland

1989
St. Patrick, on this 20th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement, end Religious Bigotry and Persecution in Northern Ireland

1988
St. Patrick, Herald of Christís Love, Bring Peace to All Nations

1987
St. Patrick, Spiritual Father, Bless America and Ireland

1986
St. Patrick, Sow This Shamrock (Shamrock displayed with the words Unity, Equality and Freedom on each leaf)

1985
St. Patrick the Teacher Ė God Bless America

1984
St. Patrick, Unite Us in Justice and Peace

1983
St. Patrick, Rekindle the Flame for Justice

1982
St. Patrick, Restore Peace and Harmony to all Ireland

1981
Ireland and America: Missionaries to the World

1977
The parade was rained out and to be held the following Sunday. 
That was also rained out and no parade was held. MJB
 

 




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