World’s smallest St Patrick’s Day Parade

They bill it as “The World’s Smallest St. Patrick’s Day Parade”, and if you’re in Enterprise, Alabama to see it, you’ll know why.  It has only one marcher and it lasts about 10 minutes.

The city of Enterprise plays host to the one-person event each St. Patrick’s Day, with a local citizen of Irish ancestry given the honor of carrying the colors of the Emerald Isle down 1 block of East College Street, from the Court House, the town’s other unique institution, the Boll Weevil Monument, and back.

This year’s marcher will start at high noon on the steps of the court house.  After the event, the Grand Marshall will attend a traditional reception hosted by Murdock Realty located along the parade route.

The parade began in 1993 as a way to recognize a seldom-celebrated holiday in Enterprise.  “We realized that we could never have the largest St. Patrick’s Day parade, so decided to have the smallest”, said Chamber President, Phil Thomas.

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    As far as I know it has always been celald the Church Hill Irish Festival because it is held in an area of Richmond known as Church Hill. Also a name like St Patrick’s Day Festival at St Patrick’s Church would be rather redundant and inadequate.The festival is much more than just a celebration of St Patrick’s Day. All aspects of Irish culture are exhibited and celebrated from authentic food and drink to live bands playing traditional and modern Irish music. Of course most of this is purely my opinion. You should come and see the event for yourself and come to your own conclusion.


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