When Irish Eyes Are Smiling

In New York City, St. Patrick’s Day is the day that everyone is — or wishes they were — Irish. Fifth Avenue is closed to traffic, the street’s center stripe is painted green, and thousands of marchers, dancers and celebrants make their way up the avenue in the world’s largest celebration of Irish heritage and culture.

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Dancers heading up 5th Avenue

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Pipers walk on the green striped roadway

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Cheerleaders from Utrecht High School

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Family with green hair

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Dublin girl with green eyelashes

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Woman with beer goggles

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Uniformed officers salute the pipers

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Marching band with shining brass

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Friends with green hair

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Mother & son celebrate

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Sisters in faux leopard skin coats

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Wearing a green tam o’ shanter

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Smiling in festive hats

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A band of pipers marching

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Pipers in kilts near 82nd Street

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Man with a drum

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Fisherman’s knit sweater and tweed cap

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Girl from Fordham in tartan plaid

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Friends in green

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Tiny leprauchan around his neck

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Her tiara says “Irish Princess”

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Today everybody is Irish

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Carrying American flags

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Man with green goatee and brows

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Girl with shamrocks

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

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6 Responses to When Irish Eyes Are Smiling

  1. Awesome photos! Love all the green.

    I forgot to wear green on Monday and luckily, nobody pinched me. :-)

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  2. Erica says:

    Just awesome!! I swear, in a perfect world, every day would be St. Patty’s Day.

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  3. Kpriss says:

    If everyone could actually smile everyday, the world would be a far better place! It’s nice to have pics like that to look at in gloomy day.

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  4. Trotter says:

    Glad to see you back blogging! Great parade and great picture show! I’ve some posts on Ireland in 1985 at Blogtrotter 80s, but the pictures are so lousy… ;)
    Have a great week!

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  5. Hey blather,
    GREEN very grenn thoug, looks very cute, whatever this Patrick day’s meaning is…. Looks like our DUTCH “queensday” on the 30th of April here in Holland everyone is dressed in the orange colour….bcause of the orange(backname) of uor queen…

    We went on holiday for this easter , so I made some cute photo’s of the easter decorations at the frontdoor, come and see how we celebrate easter in Europe,

    JoAnn from Holland

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