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Central London St. Patrick’s Day Parade celebrates World of Dance

St Patrick's Day in central London

St Patrick’s Day Parade in Trafalgar Square March 15th 2015. Image: Roza Dawood & Kikelomo Togun

Reporting by Roza Dawood and Kikelomo Togun

This year’s London St Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival celebrated  the ‘World of Dance’.

This is the 14th year the Parade has been held on the nearest Sunday to the actual St Patrick’s Day, which is Tuesday 17th March.

The parade made its way from Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square and onto Whitehall.

Thousands of people showed up in Trafalgar Square turning the world famous tourist location emerald green with traditional costumes.

The Festival ran in central London from 12 noon to 6 pm and has been enthusiastically promoted by the Mayor of London.

Hats and beards on St Patrick's Day

St Patrick’s Day hats and beards worn by all ages and nationalities in Trafalgar Square. Image: By Roza Dawood & Kikelomo Togun

 

Thousands of people took part to experience the celebration of Irish culture with dancing, singing, Irish food, comedy and entertainment for the kids.

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson said:

It’s a pleasure to once again be supporting one of the greatest St Patrick’s Day celebrations anywhere in the world.

Our free event in the heart of the capital is a terrific opportunity for Londoners and visitors to embrace the traditions of Ireland, and celebrate everything the Irish have given to the city and continue to do.

A gallery of emerald green culture in central London by Roza Dawood & Kikelomo Togun

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