St. Patrick’s Day 2014


Kate, The Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William smile during a visit to the 1st Battalion Irish Guards at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade at Mons Barracks, Aldershot, in England, Monday, March 17, 2014. The Duke of Cambridge attended the Parade as Colonel of the Regiment. The Duchess of Cambridge presented the traditional sprigs of shamrocks to the Officers and Guardsmen of the Regiment. (Photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP Photo)


The Duchess of Cambridge presents shamrock to the Irish Guards mascot Domhnall at their barracks in Aldershot, Hampshire, as the regiment marks St Patrick’s Day, on March 17, 2014. Kate handed out the sprigs as the Duke of Cambridge, Colonel of the Irish Guards, watched the ceremony at the regiment’s base Mons Barracks. (Photo by Steve Parsons/PA Wire)


Members of the Irish Guards Regiment salute the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (unseen) as they march with their Irish wolfhound during a St.Patrick’s Day Parade at Mons Barracks in Aldershot, London, Britain, 17 March 2014. Saint Patrick’s Day is a religious holiday celebrated internationally on 17 March. It is named after Saint Patrick the most commonly recognised of the patron saints of Ireland. (Photo by Andy Rain/EPA)


Spectators smile as the watch the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade in Montreal, Sunday, March 16, 2014. (Photo by Graham Hughes/AP Photo/The Canadian Press)


Spectators attend St Patrick’s Day parade in Dublin on March 17, 2014. (Photo by Peter Muhly/AFP Photo)


Spectators dressed as leprechauns attend St Patrick’s Day parade in Dublin on March 17, 2014. (Photo by Peter Muhly/AFP Photo)


Dancers perform at the St Patrick’s Day parade in central London March 16, 2014. (Photo by Olivia Harris/Reuters)


Dancers line up in front of the Moulin Rouge cabaret, in the Montmartre neighbourhood as the exterior is illuminated in green to mark St. Patrick’s day, in Paris, Monday, March 17, 2014. (Photo by Thibault Camus/AP Photo)


Japanese youths dance on the street during the 22nd St Patrick’s Day Parade at Omotesando fashion district in Tokyo on March 16, 2014. Some 1,000 people took part in the annual parade. (Photo by Toru Yamanaka/AFP Photo)


Performers take part in St Patrick’s Day parade in Dublin on March 17, 2014. More than 100 parades are being held across Ireland to mark St Patrick’s Day, the feast day of the patron saint of Ireland, with up to 650,000 spectators expected to attend the parade in Dublin. (Photo by Peter Muhly/AFP Photo)


In a major coup for Irish tourism, the Great Wall of China became the “Green Wall of China” this evening (at midnight in China), joining a host of other sites around the world for Tourism Ireland’s 2014 Global Greening initiative, to celebrate the island of Ireland and St Patrick this weekend. (Photo by Tourism Ireland)


On a snow day and St. Patrick’s Day old friends, Chris Flynn, Ida Nicholson, and Chris Refice, gather and drink shots at the Irish Times in Washington DC on Monday March 17, 2014. (Photo by Melina Mara/The Washington Post)


Irish Drag Queen Peachy Queen ( 2nd from right) poses alongside supporters and prepares to march in the St Patrick’s day parade on behalf of all gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people for the first time on March 16, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Don Arnold/Getty Images)


Members of Penrith Gaels Football Club celebrate St Patrick’s Day inside the Three Wise Monkeys Hotel on March 16, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. St Patrick’s Day is an annual religious and cultural commemoration of the widely recognised patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick. March 17th, is a public holiday in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland but is celebrated in many countries around the world where Irish diaspora have settled. (Photo by Don Arnold/Getty Images)


A snow day and St. Patrick’s Day is the perfect excuse for gathering with old friends, Gary Bechdolt toasts his fellow federal workers, at the Irish Times in Washington DC on Monday March 17, 2014. (Photo by Melina Mara/The Washington Post)


Dancers dressed in Irish themed costumes participate in the annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival as it passes from Piccadilly to Trafalgar Square through Haymarket. (Photo by PA Wire)


The Dublin St Patrick’s day parade, one of the largest in the world, makes its way down O’Connell Street towards St Patrick’s Cathedral., on March 17, 2014 (Photo by Niall Carson/PA Wire)


The EDF London Eye in central London is lit green by Tourism Ireland to celebrate St Patrick’s Day which is on Monday 17th. (Photo by David Parry/PA Wire)


Golfer Graeme McDowell and Marty McFly in the ‘Back to the Future’ De Lorean wave to the crowd as the annual St Patrick’s Day Parade passes through Belfast watched by thousands thronging the route from the city hall to the Custom House Square where the crowd were entertained at an open-air concert headlined by former X-Factor winner Shayne Ward. (Photo by Alan Lewis)


Revelers dressed in Irish themed body suits at the Mayor of London’s St Patrick’s Day celebration parade and festival in central London, on March 16, 2014. (Photo by Laura Lean/PA Wire)


The Chicago River being dyed green ahead of the St. Patrick’s Day parade in Chicago. (Photo by Paul Beaty/AP Photo)


A man wears a full body suit with Irish colors and a woman dressed like a leprechaun attend the St. Patrick’s Day parade in central London. (Photo by Will Oliver/EPA)


A child wearing a green hat with a shamrock takes part in a parade celebrating St Patrick’s Day, in Bucharest, Romania. (Photo by Andreea Alexandru/AP Photo/Mediafax)


The leaning tower of Pisa is colored in green to celebrate Ireland’s national holiday on the eve of the St Patricks Day. (Photo by Fabio Muzzi/AFP Photo)


A participant dressed as a leprechaun on stilts enters Keepers Pub at the finish of the “World’s Shortest” Saint Patrick’s Day Parade in West Boylston, Massachusetts. (Photo by C. J. Gunther/EPA)


A bagpiper marches in the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade along Fifth Ave in Manhattan. Political controversy surrounded this year’s parade, as New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio decided not to march due to the parade organizer’s policy to ban participants that identify themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. Heineken and Guinness announced earlier that they would drop their sponsorship of the parade for the same reasons. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)


The zebra crossing on Abbey Road, St John’s Wood, is turned green by Tourism Ireland to celebrate St Patrick’s Day in London, on March 17, 2014. (Photo by Matt Crossick/PA Wire)


Craig Hyatt, left, and his wife Shannon Hyatt, both from Toronto, look toward the Jefferson Memorial after a St. Patrick’s Day winter storm, Monday, March 17, 2014 in Washington. Snow has been falling in parts of the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast as winter-weary motorists faced another potentially treacherous commute Monday morning, just days before the start of spring. (Photo by Alex Brandon/AP Photo)

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