Crowds gathered in Belfast outside the the Customs House where an open air concert was held as part of the festivities. Rainbow joins the green! Millions of people around the globe celebrated the feast day of the patron saint of Ireland, using St Patrick's Day as an excuse to paint their towns and cities green. Aroundparticipants followed the parade route, marked with a green stripe on the road, in a procession of throbbing pipes and drums, smiling dignitaries and waving flags. New York hosts its first ever gay-friendly St. In Chicago, green dye was put into the river, giving the water a temporary florescent hue. Smug vegan gloats after
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Thousands of Irish race fans crossed over the Irish Sea for the biggest National Hunt festival on the annual calendar. In Ireland, record crowds celebrated the national holiday with a parade led by the country's most prominent disabled rights activist, Joanne O'Riordan, who was born without arms or legs. Patrick's message the leader of Ireland's 4 million Catholics, Archbishop Eamon Martin, expressed hope that Europe would show greater sympathy to people fleeing war and poverty. Patrick's Day parades are held across the United States. Patrick's Day Parade e-mail Organizers said they didn't want to divert focus from honoring Irish heritage.
Some longtime parade participants have balked at the arrival of gay delegations. Millions of people around the globe celebrated the feast day of the patron saint of Ireland, using St Patrick's Day as an excuse to paint their towns and cities green. Rooney later changed his post to show the correct Irish flag emoji. Eighty per cent of Vatican priests are gay according to Unsurprisingly there was a major parade through the centre of Dublin with thousands of people lining O'Connell Street. Back to top Home News U.