Florida Senator Bill Nelson (D) stated on the Senate floor a little fun-filled fact that most Americans did not know about St. Patrick’s Day. According to Nelson, the St. Patrick’s Day parade was first held in St. Augustine, Florida, and not in New York City or Boston.
Did you know this? You probably didn’t. Know need to fact check this, we will leave it stand. Why not?
The first #StPatricksDay was not in Boston in 1737, nor was the first St. Patrick's Day parade in New York in 1762. It was just discovered that the first St. Patrick's Day in the New World was celebrated by an Irish priest in St. Augustine, Florida in 1600, with a parade in 1601. pic.twitter.com/YGESZzuHKP
— Bill Nelson (@SenBillNelson) March 17, 2018