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London crowds celebrate St. Patrick's Day
17:05, 17 March 2014, 713

AKIPRESS.COM - This year's St. Patrick's Day Parade and celebrations in London organized by Mayor Boris Johnson, with the support of many Irish businesses, did not disappoint the city's residents, according to London Evening Standard.

The theme of this year's celebrations was World of Dance and the Irish-American dance supremo Michael Flatley led the event among the thousands of revelers.

Both those taking part and members of the public were adorned in the Irish tricolour and leprechauns, four-leaf clovers and an abundance of green could be seen lining the route of the event now in its 13th year.

The theme was chosen to celebrate the rich heritage of dance within Irish culture and the parade featured spectacular pageantry, floats, marching bands from across the UK, sports clubs and Irish dancing schools who entertained crowds, expected to number near 100,000, lining Piccadilly as they headed towards Trafalgar Square for the festival.

The event was joined by the Irish Ambassador Dan Mulhall and his wife and Irish Minister Pat Rabbitte TD at the start of the parade at Hyde Park Corner.


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