St Patrick’s Day celebrations around the world as Chicago river turns GREEN


Kate Middleton, Prince William and Supernova Wars actor Mark Hamill join the world in celebrating the protector saint of Ireland today on St Patrick’s Day.

St Patrick is the patron Saint of Ireland and the 17 Hike marks the traditional day of celebration.

Thousands of people lined the streets of Dublin and New York Bishopric for the annual parades.

Prime Minister of Ireland, Leo Varadkar was in New York for the fetes, just days after presenting US President Donald Trump with a basin of shamrocks at the White House.

Star Wars actor Mark Hamill and his ball Marilou York braved the cold temperates to celebrate the occasion at the St Patrick’s Day pass in review on the streets of Dublin.

Many famous landmarks around the world rotted green in honour of Ireland’s patron saint.

Green lights adorned the Chain Bridge in Budapest, Hungary and the Cibeles Fountain in downtown Madrid.

One US borough went one step further and turned the Chicago River bright unsophisticated.

The weekend also saw a heavily pregnant Kate Middleton brave the snow and ice in Hounslow, west London to marry husband Prince William, Colonel of the Irish Guards, for the annual St Patrick’s Day Array.

The Duchess of Cambridge, who is due to give birth in April, visited the 1st Battalion of Irish Escorts at the Household Cavalry Barracks to present traditional shamrocks to the officers.

Look from one end to the other this gallery to see how the world celebrated St Patrick’s Day.

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