Patrick's Day in New York started as it has for 257 years

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The parade started in 1983 with around a dozen Irish-Americans marching down Wilmington Street. Coming out, you know?

The droning of bagpipes and shades of green as far as the eyes could see Saturday were among the sights and sounds of St. Patrick's Day parades in Oklahoma City. Besides serving as a celebration of all things Irish and the community's deep roots in Montreal, it also serves as a reminder to many that spring is right around the corner.

Chris Behan, Missoula's St. Patrick's Day Parade Grand Marshall, races by in a convertible Mazda during the parade on March 17, 2018. "Enjoy the day, have fun for the day, and may it be of benefit to ya", O'Riordain said.

Redmond McFadden (81) and his wife Doris at their first St Patrick's Day parade in Dublin. The Murphy Irish Dancers have marched and performed in the parade in Cleveland for 39 consecutive years with Crawford has their lead.

Camilla Ponzona and Jessica Tassan were another pair watching the parade, who recently moved to Dublin from Milan, Italy. He added, "The snow route has allowed for a safe and enjoyable celebration in other years when there has been heavy snow".

"(It) doesn't matter. We will all be here", said Ian McCarthy.

Parade goer Coralie Draper said, "I love this parade".

The governor introduced a bit of politics to the annual day of Irish pride, noting that Varadkar was an openly gay man at an event where gay and lesbian groups were once angrily banned.

Some people living in Boston's Irish neighborhood were not happy with the decision.

For many people who came out, it is something they look forward to doing with their family every year.

Many people said their favorite parts of the parade were the floats, music, and candy.

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