GLOUCESTER CITY N.J.(CNBNewsnet)-- The City of Gloucester City, will have its first St. Patrick’s Day Parade, with the theme “Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Irish Independence” known as the Easter Rising on Sunday, March 6, 2016 starting at 1PM at King and Monmouth Streets traveling east up Monmouth Street to Johnson Blvd.
The Easter Rising (Irish: Éirí Amach na Cásca), also known as the Easter Rebellion, was an armed insurrection in Ireland during Easter Week, 1916. The Rising was mounted by Irish republicans to end British rule in Ireland and establish an independent Irish Republic while the United Kingdom was heavily engaged in World War I. It was the most significant uprising in Ireland since the rebellion of 1798. wikipedia.org
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St. Mary’s Pastor Monsignor William Hodge is organizing the parade as well as a week of activities.
As of the 2000 Census, 34.2% of Gloucester City residents were of Irish ancestry, the ninth-highest percentage of any municipality in the United States, and third-highest in New Jersey, among all places with more than 1,000 residents identifying their ancestry, according to wikipedia.org. [22)