St. Patrick’s Day in Pictures: How the World Celebrates
Take a look at how people all over the world celebrate the patron saint of Ireland on March 17. Is there something special in your town?
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It’s not hard to miss the Chicago River on March 17th each year; the plumbers’ union dyes it green for their St. Patrick’s day tradition, which started in 1962.
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The St. Patrick’s Day parade in Munich, Germany is considered one of the largest outside of Ireland. Here, an Irish tradition’s group plays bagpipes throughout the parade.
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The annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in New York City has honored the patron saint of Ireland for over 250 years, since 1762. In this picture girls from the Parents and Students of Irish Dancing and Music Association prepare to perform in the parade.
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St. Patrick makes an appearance at the Sydney celebrations, which feature more than 70 floats to represent all 32 counties of Ireland.