St. Patrick's Day parade draws thousands in Albany

March 18, 2018 09:53 AM

ALBANY - Thousands came out in their green on Saturday to celebrate and show their Irish pride at the 68th annual St. Patrick's Day parade in Albany.

The parade, which started around 2 p.m. and wrapped just after 4 p.m., brought out bagpipers, Irish dancers, firemen, police and anyone wanting to be Irish even if just for the day.

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Many on hand said it’s not just about being Irish. It's more than that.

“Everybody comes out and embraces each other,” said parade watcher Ken Smith. “You have a good time. It epitomizes the true nature of America. We're out here braving the weather. It doesn't matter if you're green, white, blue or purple. We all get along today."

While the parade is over, festivities are expected to last well into the night.


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