St. Patrick's Day Parade returns to Fifth Avenue

For the first time in two years, the St. Patrick’s Day Parade returned to Fifth Avenue on Thursday, marking 260 years of marching to honor the legacy of St. Patrick, as well as Irish heritage and culture.

Despite the typical dreary Ireland-like weather, tens of thousands of people lined the streets of Midtown Manhattan to watch the world’s largest St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Many in the crowd were visiting from Ireland.

Ray Hanagan and Graeme Coleman traveled from Dublin.

“I hear it is the best parade, so we are really excited to be here,” Hanagan said.

Evan Gibbons and Clare Gellagagr were visiting from Galway on Ireland’s west coast, just

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