St.Patrick’s Day Parade 2009

March 17th, 2009 - 11:57 am ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

St. Patrick's DayLast Sunday, on the 31st annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade featured some 170 units. The registration of the parade was until Friday. The parade was from the start at Boardman Township Building at McClurg Road, north along Market Street to DeBartolo Place and ended at Southwoods Medical Complex. Boardman Police Department estimated the crowd at more than 10,000.

Those who turned out to support the parade did just that — wearing green hats, scarves, T-shirts, sweatshirts, jackets, jewelry and pants festooned with shamrocks and leprechauns. Light-up glasses and necklaces, blinking kelly green, also were popular. More than one man was seen wearing a kilt.

Whereas, the parade in Boston, thousands of people dressed in green or wearing shamrocks will fill South Boston for the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade. The parade travelled through Boston’s historically Irish neighborhood. It has been a tradition for more than 100 years.

Boston police had hoped that iit will reduce the public drinking they say has become increasingly prevalent at the parade. Police say excessive drinking has led to fights and other problems.

Thousands of Hub families, tourists and college students came out for the 107th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in South Boston yesterday. The sea of green revelers was parted by vibrant floats, marching bands, and St. Patrick himself from the Broadway T station all the way to Andrew Square.

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