St. Patrick’s Day was absolutely off the roof with the color green adorning everything, along with freely flowing green beer of course!
St. Patrick’s Day was celebrated with great pomp and show in several cities around the world. Everything from the people to decorations was covered in green. One of the largest celebrations (except Dublin) was probably the parade held at 5th Avenue, NYC which made history when they allowed LGBT groups to participate in the parade after a 25 year ban. The parade was joined by gay rights activist Edie Windsor and Mayor Bill de Blasio, who had boycotted the event since his inauguration in 2014.
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De Blasio called it a “very powerful” and “moving” day for the city of New York saying, “Today, everyone is celebrating together. Today, the city is at peace, and the city is unified, and we all feel tremendous pride in all of the people who brought us together.” The inclusion was announced in September after several months of internal negotiations between parade organizers, Irish LGBT activists, the archbishop of New York and the head of the Irish Consulate in the city.
Here are some pictures showcasing the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations across the world :
New York, USA
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