St. Patrick’s Day Parade: The First March

Imagine you are an Irish immigrant in NYC in the 18th century participating in the first St. Patrick’s Day parade. Describe your feelings, motivations, and experiences.

This writing prompt lets you live the formation of one of St Patrick’s Day’s most recognized rituals—the parade. Explore the depths of the emotions immigrants might have felt during this time: their longing for their homeland, their joy in celebrating an Irish tradition on new soil, and their determination to honor their heritage. This prompt provides an opportunity to discuss themes of homesickness, celebration, and cultural identity formation in new lands.

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