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St. Patrick's Day Parade

Manchester celebrates its 35th annual St. Patrick’s Day parade

This year, Manchester celebrated its 35th annual Saint Patrick’s Day parade.

The march ignited festivities across the week in Manchester to celebrate the Irish culture that exists within the city.

The procession started at the Irish World Heritage Centre in Cheetham Hill, before making its way to the city of Manchester.

Participants in the march included Gaelic games teams, Irish dancing clubs, and Irish language classes as representations of Irish culture in Greater Manchester.

The Lord Mayor of Manchester, Yasmine Dar, was in attendance and led the march from start to finish.

As the parade made its way to the city past St. Chad’s Roman Catholic Church, the clergy ensured the statue of St. Patrick was on display.

The patron saint of Ireland was not able to ensure the sun shone for the duration of the parade.

But the miserable weather did not dampen the spirits of all those participating and in attendance at the procession, as the people continued the celebrations at the Heritage Centre with music and amusements.

Feature Image: Brendan McGilligan

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