Ethnic roots from many cultures are honored in the Pioneer Valley, and those seeking information or simply celebration have a number of places to turn. The Wearing O' The Green and Irish good cheer are essential parts of Holyoke's annual St. Patrick's Day Parade, the second largest St. Patrick's Day Parade in America. The National Yiddish Book Center in Amherst is the world's only organization devoted exclusively to modern Yiddish literature and culture. The Center features exhibits, tours, Sunday films, performances, lectures and concerts. Chicopee's Polish Center for Discovery and Learning is a living museum celebrating the contributions – past and present – of the Polish people and their descendants to the economy, arts and sciences of our nation.
St. Patrick's Day Parade
536 Dwight Street, Holyoke, MA 01040
National Yiddish Book Center
1021 West Street, Amherst, MA 01002
Polish Center for Discovery & Learning
33 South Street, Chicopee, MA 01013