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St. Patrick's Day Parade in NYC celebrates Irish and immigration

It was a sea of green along Fifth Avenue on Saturday as New Yorkers celebrated St. Patrick's Day a day early.

Some 2 million spectators lined the streets to cheer on the bagpipers and dancers that have become as synonymous with the parade as wearing green.

The parade is typically held every year on March 17, unless it falls on a Sunday when it could conflict with religious observances.

Thousands took part in this year's St. Patrick's
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Spectators turn out for the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Manhattan on Saturday.

Young Patrick McAvoy, his dad a member of
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Young Patrick McAvoy, whose father is a member of FDNY Rescue 2, learns to play the drums for the FDNY Pipes and Drums as they wait their turn to march in the Saturday's parade in Manhattan.

Karen Cvonick of Queens, New York and Christine
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Karen Cvonick, of Queens, and Christine Peddington, of Hempstead, watch Saturday's St. Patrick's Day Parade in Manhattan.

NYPD officer Joe Gallagher and his son Hudson,
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NYPD officer Joe Gallagher and his 6-month-old son Hudson show up for the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Manhattan on Saturday.

Lisa, left, Lauren, center, and Brendan McKenzie enjoy
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Lisa, left, Lauren, and Brendan McKenzie at Saturday's St. Patrick's Day Parade in Manhattan.

Thousands gather for the 2019 annual St. Patrick's
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A young spectator shows up for Saturday's St. Patrick's Day Parade in Manhattan.

Thousands gather for the 2019 annual St. Patrick's
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A couple in green kiss at Saturday's St. Patrick's Day Parade in Manhattan.

Thousands gather for the 2019 annual St. Patrick's
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Thousands gather to watch Saturday's St. Patrick's Day Parade in Manhattan.

Grand Marshall Brian J. O'Dwyer, center, is joined
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Grand Marshal Brian J. O'Dwyer, center, and a group of his Latino clients of the Emerald Isle Immigration Center march in Saturday's St. Patrick's Day Parade in Manhattan.

he NYPD Emerald Society pipe band makes their
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The NYPD Emerald Society pipe band makes its way down Fifth Avenue during Saturday's St. Patrick's Day Parade in Manhattan.

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