Scenes from St. Patrick's Day(12 images)

St. Patrick's Day is a celebration commemorating the arrival of Christianity in Ireland on March 17, the death date of Saint Patrick, the patron Saint of Ireland. Here's a look at how it is celebrated in the United States, including the traditional Shamrock Bowl ceremony where the Irish government sends an engraved bowl and shamrocks to the White House.

The White House is illuminated in green light in celebration of St. Patrick's Day on Wednesday in Washington, D.C. Photo by Chris Kleponis/UPI | License Photo
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