St Patrick's Day parades held in London and Birmingham

St Patrick's Day parades held in London and Birmingham

Baker is one of the event's headliners.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the Irish Guards' St Patrick's Day Parade in Cavalry Barracks, Hounslow.

The parade started at Elmwood Park, then marched down Jefferson Street before turning onto Campbell Avenue. "I've been down here about 50 years for the parade". The Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador does as well, and it is widely celebrated in the United Kingdom, the United States, Brazil, Argentina, Australia and New Zealand.

But when it comes to celebrating in "the crossroads of the world", anyone can be Irish for a day. Even those who do not hail from Great Britain take part, however, as social media shows.

The Primates of all Ireland, Archbishops Clarke and Martin, commemorated St Patrick's Day, at a special joint event in the shared space between our two magnificent Cathedrals. Banks, stores and businesses shut down for the national holiday.

Legend holds that St. Patrick will judge the Irish on Judgement Day.

The patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick, has his day in the sun every March.

It urged its members in March of 1903 to "spare no effort" to secure the observance of the National Holiday.

"It's St. Patrick's Day itself - there can't be a better day for a parade than today", said Ken Quinn, spokesperson for the United Irish Societies of Montreal, the group tasked with organizing the parade.

The holiday continued to grow in Ireland in the years following, with large demonstrations taking place in Dublin in 1916, mere weeks before the Easter Rising, and the first official, government-sponsored parade took place in Dublin in 1931. Let us know in the comments section, below.

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