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St. Patrick’s Day Around the World

Ally McMillan, Feature's Co-Editor

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St. Patrick’s Day is coming up and whether or not you celebrate it, somewhere someone is celebrating it. Throughout the nation, people celebrate this holiday differently. Here are a few of the places that celebrate this holiday.

  • Dublin, Ireland

At their parade, people go all out by painting their faces to match the Irish flag. They have one of the largest parades in the world, most likely because this is where St. Patrick’s Day originated.

  • Sydney, Australia

Their famous opera house is lit with green lights during St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. They also have a huge parade with lots of other entertainment in Hyde Park.

  • Tokyo, Japan

Revelers dress as Leprechauns during their St. Patrick’s Day parades. Their parade is also very colorful!

  • Chicago, Il

Workers dye the Chicago River green for the city’s annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration. While their parade is going on, they usually have other things to do like a fun run and having theatre shows.

  • New York City, NY

New York has Irish step dancers participate in their parade on Fifth Avenue, which lasts for six hours. There are always huge crowds and bag pipers galore.

  • Munich, Germany

Actors dress up as Saint Patrick in their parade with about 10,000 spectators. The Munich St. Patrick’s Day Parade is one of the largest, outside of Ireland. After the parade, revelers enjoy and after-parade party featuring Irish music and dance arts!

 

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