GUIDELINES FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS IN THE
2012 ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE NYC
All units must have two (2) flags. Irish & American flags or no
flags at all. NO EXCEPTIONS!!
An American flag on the right and an Irish
flag on the left.
A minimum of eight (8) abreast. Ten (10) if room is available. A unit with 250 members MUST march 10 abreast.
Two (2) marshals of each marching unit should bring up the rear.
The only banners allowed are ones identifying the unit or "England
Get Out of Ireland". Only one banner for each unit. NO EXCEPTIONS!!
Green hats, sneaker, or other "odd ball" dress is not permitted.
No animals or mascots
No eating, drinking or smoking in the Line of March.
No displays of any kind will be permitted. DO NOT ASK!!
Units should make sure they are in proper formation before approaching Fifth Avenue.
After units get on Fifth Avenue, no stragglers should be allowed to
join the unit. Unit marshals should be on the alert for this at each
intersection. Please be viligant.
Leaders of organizations shall not delay the Parade by leaving their places for any purpose.
Shirts with advertising are NOT an appropriate form of dress.
No children's pull or push wagons permitted.
Please remember, you are on Fifth Ave. for one hour once a year and
you should march with pride in your heritage and dress accordingly,
(business dress code is required).