Published: Mon, March 19, 2018
Worldwide | By Victor Meyer

Thousands attend Fargo St. Patrick's Day parade

Thousands attend Fargo St. Patrick's Day parade

With bagpipes flaring, children scrambling for candy, and vast displays of green, orange, and white around town, the Fargo-Moorhead St. Patrick's Day Parade gives people a chance to celebrate Irish heritage.

The streets of downtown Rock Island and Davenport were transformed into a sea of green.

The event came one day before Allentown's 61st Saint Patrick's Day Parade. This year, at least two groups in the parade had banners identifying marchers as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender. The parade featured local first responders, the American Legion club, the Missoula Irish Dancers, and many more.

According to a release by Allegheny County officials, Miss Irish Smiling Eyes and her court participate in several festivities the week leading up to the St. Patrick's Day parade.

When asked about the O'City Parade, set to start an hour later, Adkins said he had no idea it was happening.

Pittsburgh's St. Patrick's Day parade is considered the second-largest in the country.

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The parade was a familiar occasion for Matthew McCrosson, 68, who has frequently marched in it during the past half-century. "We love it. We honor it", Reali said.

Although a chilly a day, most of the participants celebrated what is largely one of the city's premiere rites of spring.

"I wouldn't miss this for the world", he said.

Antique tractors pass by in the Lawrence St. Patrick's Day Parade on Saturday, March 17, 2018, on Massachusetts Street. "We like to come back, get together, see the bagpipers and see how the generations have grown up", Danny Manley said.

The parade is a familiar occasion for Matthew McCrosson, 68, who has marched in the NY event many times in the past 50 years.

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