St. Patrick's day celebrations kick off

Last updated 09:38 17/03/2014
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Performers entertain the crowds during the St Patrick’s Parade on Auckland's Queen Street on Sunday afternoon.

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The Chicago River shone a bright emerald green and revellers lined streets across the world as St. Patrick's Day celebrations kicked off.

Wearing silly green hats and waving shamrocks, parade goers showed up to honour the patron saint of Ireland.

St. Patrick's Day, which marks the death of St. Patrick on March 17, 461, is both a cultural and religious observance. It celebrates Irish heritage and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland.

It's also a day for people of Irish heritage to gather with their families.

- AP with MCT

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