In cheers and beer, Ireland celebrates St. Patrick’s Day

Hundreds of people dressed in green celebrated St Patrick’s Day in Dublin on Friday to take part in the traditional grand parade celebrating the patron saint of Ireland.

The parade, the second to be held after the Covid-19 pandemic, has 4,200 participants this year, with many musicians and acrobats.

Organizers expect more than 450,000 visitors, local and foreign, this year during the event where beer, especially the famous Guinness, flows freely.

Among the personalities present during these festivities was American comedian Patrick Duffy, best known for playing Bobby Ewing on the iconic 1980s series “Dallas”.

The international guest of honor, the actor whose grandfather emigrated to the United States in the 1920s, blew out the candles on a large green cake on his 74th birthday.

“Return is the key word that people feel when they come to Ireland, a sense of going back somewhere,” he said.

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar is in Washington, where he is to meet US President Joe Biden, who proudly boasts of his Irish roots.

In the south of England, Prince William, heir to the British crown, and his wife, Kate, visited the Irish Guards, a regiment of the British Army, of which the Princess of Wales became an honorary colonel.

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