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March 17, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm


The flyer is the Irish flag across the top half of the page. In the center and below that is all the information for the flag raising.

The City of Jersey City, Office of the Municipal Council and Office of the Cultural Affairs were proud to recognize the Saint Patrick’s Day Parade Committee of Jersey City during the Feast of Saint Patrick’s Cultural and Religious Celebration through the annual Flag Raising Ceremony on Wednesday, March 17, 2022National Anthem of both nations were played.

The Feast of Saint Patrick (Irish: Lá Fhéile Pádraig, lit. ‘the Day of the Festival of Patrick’) is a cultural and religious celebration held on 17th March, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick (c. 385 – c. 461), the foremost patron saint of Ireland.

Saint Patrick’s Day was made an official Christian feast day in the early 17th century and is observed by the Catholic Church, the Anglican Communion (especially the Church of Ireland), the Eastern Orthodox Church, and the Lutheran Church. The day commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland, and celebrates the heritage and culture of the Irish in general. Celebrations generally involve public parades and festivals, céilís, and the wearing of green attire or shamrocks. Christians who belong to liturgical denominations also attend church services and historically the Lenten restrictions on eating and drinking alcohol were lifted for the day, which has encouraged and propagated the holiday’s tradition of alcohol consumption. 

During the Feast of Saint Patrick’s Cultural and Religious celebration our community joins together in honor of the Patron Saint of Ireland and provides Irish American community of Jersey City the opportunity to share their heritage and rich Irish culture that so greatly represents the diversity to our community and our historic immigrant background.  It is through the numerous contributions and accomplishments of American citizens of Irish descent and their forbearers that the Irish community has been an asset to the positive growth of Jersey City throughout the years.

A group of people holding the flag of Ireland prior to it being raised at city hall.


Grand Marshal – Ken Kopacz
Irishwoman – Nancy Warlikowski
Irishman – Thomas T. Hurley, Sr.
Irish Police Officer – Dep. Chief Kevin O’Callahan
Irish Firefighter – John Kelly
Irish EMT – Patrick J. Flaherty
Irish Educator – Mary Kate Naatus
Honorary Irishwoman – Gina Rebelo Hulings
Honorary Irishman – William Santomauro
Irish Business – Grace O’Malley’s Whiskey Chapel
Miss Colleen – Rachel Marie Hennessey
Irish Dog of the Year – Seamus

To view the flag raising, please CLICK HERE

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March 17, 2022
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
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