Celebrating St. Patrick's Day in New York City (14 images)

New York City's St. Patrick's Day parade has been a yearly tradition since 1762. This year's parade features nearly 200,000 participants traveling the parade route from 44th Street and 5th Avenue up to 79th Street.
Updated: March 17, 2017 at 11:31 PM
St. Patrick's Day parade in New York City
St. Patrick's Day parade in New York City
A girl holds a sign celebrating her birthday as she watches the marchers on the parade route at the St. Patrick's Day parade on Fifth Avenue in New York City on March 17, 2017. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
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St. Patrick's Day parade in New York City
St. Patrick's Day parade in New York City
Participants march on the parade route at the St. Patrick's Day parade on Fifth Avenue in New York City on March 17, 2017. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
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St. Patrick's Day parade in New York City
St. Patrick's Day parade in New York City
Revelers dressed in costume stand on the parade route at the St. Patrick's Day parade on Fifth Avenue in New York City on March 17, 2017. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
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St. Patrick's Day parade in New York City
St. Patrick's Day parade in New York City
A boy wears a green hat and scarf on the parade route at the St. Patrick's Day parade on Fifth Avenue in New York City on March 17, 2017. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
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St. Patrick's Day parade in New York City
St. Patrick's Day parade in New York City
A man covered in buttons stands on the parade route at the St. Patrick's Day parade on Fifth Avenue in New York City on March 17, 2017. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
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Cardinal Dolan switches hats with a boy at St. Patrick's parade
Cardinal Dolan switches hats with a boy at St. Patrick's parade
A boy smiles as Cardinal Timothy Dolan removes the boy's cap and replaces with his Biretta hat at the St. Patrick's Day parade on Fifth Avenue in New York City on March 17, 2017. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
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Enda Kenny at the St. Patrick's Day parade in New York
Enda Kenny at the St. Patrick's Day parade in New York
Prime Minister of Ireland, Enda Kenny, marches up the parade route with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo at the St. Patrick's Day parade on Fifth Avenue in New York City on March 17, 2017. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
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