Celebrating St. Patrick's Day

Irish descendants and fans of Irish culture celebrate St. Patrick's Day around the world.

  • Woman with a shamrock-shaped pattern on her cheek takes part in Irish St Patrick's Day parade in Bucharest ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • A man dressed as a leprechaun smiles as he stands beside the dyed green Chicago River during St. Patrick's Day celebrations in Chicago ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • Dancers perform at the St Patrick's Day parade in central London ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • Ciaran, dressed as a member of the Garda, poses for a photograph before the St Patrick's Day parade in central London ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • Irish dancers get ready for the St Patrick's Day parade in central London ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • A baby wears a green wig during the St Patrick's Day parade in central London ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • Spectators in costume watch the annual South Boston St. Patrick's Day parade in Boston ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • A spectator blows bubbles as participants march down Broadway during the annual South Boston St. Patrick's Day parade in Boston ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • Members of the Quaboag Highlanders Pipes and Drums prepare to march down Broadway during the annual South Boston St. Patrick's Day parade in Boston ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • Dancers perform at the St Patrick's Day parade in central London ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • Spectators watch the St Patrick's Day parade in central London ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • Gay rights advocates prepare to march in an equality parade immediately after the annual South Boston St. Patrick's Day parade in Boston ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • U.S. President Obama, Speaker of the House Boehner, Irish PM Kenny and Rep. King walk down the steps of the U.S. Capitol in Washington ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • The Brussels Grand Place is lit in green on the occasion of St. Patrick's Day ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • The Holmenkollen ski jump is lit with green floodlights, in Oslo ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge laughs as she presents shamrocks to officers and guardsmen of the 1st Battalion Irish Guards during a visit with her husband Prince William to a St Patrick's Day Parade at Mons Barracks in Aldershot ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser