By Eden Laikin
Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano joined members of the Irish Americans in Government today to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the group’s 20th annual luncheon.
The County Executive spoke about the reasons why we commemorate the feast day of Saint Patrick, a Christian missionary who later on became the patron Saint of Ireland. And, he thanked those gathered for taking an active role in celebrating the Irish culture.
“Here in Nassau County we are fortunate to be the home of a wealth of different nationalities and cultures and that is a part of what makes us so great,” Mangano said. “Today is also a great opportunity to celebrate the many achievements of the Irish-American community not only here in Nassau, but across the nation. It is important that we celebrate each and every reason that makes us a diverse place to live.”
Nassau County will hold its annual celebration of St. Patrick’s Day on Saturday, March 21, from 11am until 5pm at Old Bethpage Village Restoration. The free event will feature live Irish music, traditional Irish dancing, Irish vendors, giveaways and traditional Irish food and spirits.