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New York's St. Patrick Day parade is considered one of the most popular in the world. The first one was held in 1766 by Irish men in the military. The parade goes from 5th Avenue from 44th to 79th streets. With no floats, exhibits or automobiles, the parade typically has 150,000 marchers who participate.
The parade will be held on March 16, 2013 at 11 a.m. It starts at 5th Avenue near 44th Street. The parade typically takes place on a Sunday unless it falls on a Sunday like this year. New Yorkers say that the north end of the parade route is the best viewing spots for those who are avoiding crowds typically found around 59th street. The parade ends typically around 2-3 p.m.