HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – A shamrock was painted on the intersection of High and Dwight Street in Holyoke Friday morning.
The St. Patrick’s Committee of Holyoke, in collaboration with the Holyoke Department of Public Works, painted the shamrocks at 10 a.m. by Holyoke City Hall.
This shamrock marks the end of the Parade and the viewing stand traditionally set up in front of City Hall.
President Marc Joyce and Grand Marshall Jay Driscoll were in attendance to help paint the shamrock to mark the 2021 “green season.”
The annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Holyoke was canceled for the second year in a row due to the ongoing threat of the coronavirus.
“We’re proud to keep the culture alive and hopefully this and and a number of other events will keep them alive. We’re a victim of the Pandemic, we’ll come back strong next year,” said Joyce.
Last week, the Irish flag was raised at Holyoke’s John F. Kennedy monument.