Every year, about 2 million people line the streets of Manhattan's Fifth Avenue to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.

In fact, the city's St. Patrick's Day parade is considered the oldest of its kind, according to organizers, dating back to 1762.

Below, scenes from past St. Patrick's Day parades in New York City.

A group from Chaminade High School marches past
A group from Chaminade High School marches past St. Patrick's Cathedral during the parade on March 17, 1960. Among the clergy watching from the steps is Cardinal Spellman. (Credit: Tom Maguire)
The band from Cardinal Hayes High School in
The band from Cardinal Hayes High School in the Bronx marches past the reviewing stand during the St. Patrick's Day parade on March 17, 1964. (Credit: Jim O'Rourke)
Archbishop John O'Connor and Mayor Ed Koch attend
Archbishop John O'Connor and Mayor Ed Koch attend the St. Patrick's Day parade on March 16, 1985. (Credit: Thomas R. Koeniges)

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Members of the NYPD Emerald Society play the
Members of the NYPD Emerald Society play the bagpipes at the St. Patrick's Day parade on March 17, 1986. (Credit: Richard Lee)
The St. Anselm's Continental Brigade of Brooklyn marches
The St. Anselm's Continental Brigade of Brooklyn marches in the St. Patrick's Day parade on March 17, 1986. (Credit: Chris Hatch)
Pipers march past St. Patrick's Cathedral during the
Pipers march past St. Patrick's Cathedral during the parade on March 17, 1987. (Credit: Linda Schaefer)
John Lawe, grand marshal of the 1987 St.
John Lawe, grand marshal of the 1987 St. Patrick's Day parade, heads up the parade route on March 17, 1987. (Credit: Phillip Davies)
On March 17, 1988, Manhattan Borough President David
On March 17, 1988, Manhattan Borough President David Dinkins, Police Commissioner Ben Ward, Mayor Ed Koch and New York City Council President Andrew Stein walk up Fifth Avenue during the St. Patrick's Day parade. (Credit: Chris Hatch)

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A woman falls in step with the National
A woman falls in step with the National Guard at the St. Patrick's Day parade on March 17, 1988. (Credit: Mark Hinojosa)
A bagpiper marches up Fifth Avenue at the
A bagpiper marches up Fifth Avenue at the St. Patrick's Day parade on March 17, 1988. (Credit: Mark Hinojosa)
Paradegoers wait along the route of the St.
Paradegoers wait along the route of the St. Patrick's Day parade on March 17, 1989. (Credit: Donna Dietrich)
Spectators line Fifth Avenue during the St. Patrick's
Spectators line Fifth Avenue during the St. Patrick's Day parade on March 17, 1990. (Credit: Richard Lee)
Mayor David Dinkins marches with members of Division
Mayor David Dinkins marches with members of Division 7 of the Ancient Order of Hibernians during the St. Patrick's Day parade on March 17, 1991. (Credit: Stan Honda)

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Police officer Steven McDonald and his family join
Police officer Steven McDonald and his family join the St. Patrick's Day parade on March 17, 1992. McDonald's son Conor wears a police hat in the foreground of the photo. (Credit: Donna Dietrich)
Members of the NYPD Emerald Society play the
Members of the NYPD Emerald Society play the bagpipes at the St. Patrick's Day parade on March 17, 1986. (Credit: Richard Lee)
NYPD officer Terrence McAllister carries his 3-year-old son
NYPD officer Terrence McAllister carries his 3-year-old son on his shoulders during the St. Patrick's Day parade on March 17, 1992. (Credit: Donna Dietrich)