New York City, USA – March 16, 2019 (CGTN) – St. Patrick’s Day Parade marched up the Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, New York City on Saturday, bringing together tens of thousands of spectators and marchers to appreciate all things Irish.
It is a major holiday in the city, home to one of the largest number of Irish Americans in the country.
“It’s St. Patrick’s Day, we got to be here,” said a celebrator.
“Because we’re Irish,” added another one.
Thirty-five streets were cordoned off for the celebrations, from 44th Street to 79th Street.
“Irish just today,” said three participants from Scotland, Germany, England.
“Today is a special day, it’s St. Patrick’s Day, so I’m Irish for only today,” said another celebrator.
St. Patrick’s Day is a cultural and religious holiday celebrated annually on March 17, the death date of the patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick.